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Information and Communication Technologies and Gender Seminars


To raise awareness of gender and ICT issues, the World Bank started the Gender and ICTs seminars in 2000. Through this program, practitioners, policy-makers, and academics are invited to discuss the impact of ICT on gender relations, and ways ICT can be used to overcome gender inequalities.  This page provides presentation materials from the seminars, including links to video recordings. 

Nov. 2008

Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Infrastructure Projects: Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting 

May 29, 2008
Yokohama Japan

Gender Equality in Infrastructure:  A Key to Development in Africa

With a line-up of distinguished speakers including Dr. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and Mrs.Obiageli K. Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice-President for Africa, a workshop on gender and infrastructure co-sponsored by the World Bank Gender and Development Group, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) brought gender and infrastructure issues to the fore of the development agenda at TICAD IV. 
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Keynote Speech by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at YouTube
Podcast on the workshop

February 25, 2008

Gender and Economic Empowerment: The Role of ICTs

1. Cases on how access to ICTs has helped increase women's economic opportunities in developing countries: Nigeria, Peru, and Afghanistan

2. Hewlett-Packard Company 's experience in incorporating gender neutral policies through company-wide education

3.  The Canadian Government's use of the Sustaining Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) methodology, which focuses on the measurement and impact elements, and how to use it in ICT projects.





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