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Gender and ICTs for Development

By Minke Valk,Sarah Cummings,Henk van Dam
ISBN: 9780855985653
This book illustrates ways in which women have been able to make the most of digital opportunities, examining: E-commerce in Bhutan Entrepreneurship by women workers in China Post-conflict communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone Sustainable fisheries production in Ghana Information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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  • Synopsis
    Around the world information and communication technologies (ICTs) have changed the lives of individuals, organisations and indeed, entire nations. ICTs can have profound implications for women and men in terms of employment, education, health, environmental sustainability, and community development. Women want to have access to information and to engage in communication that will improve their livelihoods and help them to achieve their human rights, yet, due to gender inequality in the information society, they are often prevented from accessing and shaping ICTs. This book features five case studies illustrating ways in which women have been able to make the most of digital opportunities, examining: E-commerce in Bhutan Entrepreneurship by women workers in China Post-conflict communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone Sustainable fisheries production in Ghana Information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean The book also provides an extensive annotated bibliography of the international literature on gender and ICTs for development, in particular rural development, and relevant web resources.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Acronyms

    Introduction: Gender and ICTs for development: setting the context
    Helen Hambly Odame

    1.The effect of ICT on women's enterprise creation: a practical example from China
    Li Guihuan

    2. E-business piloting and readiness for rural women weavers in Bhutan: lessons learned
    Minori Terada

    3. Fishers and radio's: a case study of Radio Ada in Ghana
    Blythe McKay

    4. Development through radio: a case study from Sierra Leone
    Mercy Wambui

    5. Gender, ICTs and health in the Caribbean
    Nancy Muturi

    Annotated bibliography
    Web resources
    About the authors
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Minke Valk,Sarah Cummings,Henk van Dam
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback
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