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Gender and the information revolution in Africa

Author: Eva-Maria Rathgeber; Edith Ofwona Adera; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: Ottawa, ON, Canada : International Development Research Centre, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Conference publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance." "The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gender and the information revolution in Africa.
Ottawa, ON, Canada : International Development Research Centre, ©2000
(OCoLC)654321045
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eva-Maria Rathgeber; Edith Ofwona Adera; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN: 0889369038 9780889369030
OCLC Number: 44448241
Notes: "Most of the chapters in this volume were presented at an international conference, African Women and Economic Development: Investing in Our Future, which was held from 28 April to 1 May 1998, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."--Page ix.
Description: xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Executive summary / Eva M. Rathgeber and Edith Ofwona Adera --
Convergence of concepts : gender and ICTs in Africa / Nancy J. Hafkin --
Women, men, and ICTs in Africa : why gender is an issue / Eva M. Rathgeber --
Getting gender into African ICT policy : a strategic view / Gillian M. Marcelle --
Application of ICTs in Africa's agricultural sector : a gender perspective / Hilda Munyua --
Rethinking eduction for the production, use, and management of ICTs / Cathy-Mae Karelse and Fatimata Seye Sylla --
Expanding women's access to ICTs in Africa / Rachel Solange Mienje Momo --
ICTs as tools of democratization : African women speak out / Aida Opoku-Mensah --
Enchancing women's participation in governance : the case of Kakamega and Makueni Districts, Kenya / Shanyisa Anota Khasiani.
Responsibility: edited by Eva M. Rathgeber and Edith Ofwona Adera.

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"Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance." "The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women's needs and preferences are being served. The authors underscore the need for information to be made directly relevant to the needs of rural women, whether in the areas of agriculture, health, microenterprise, or education."--Jacket.

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