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Gender and Economic Empowerment: The Role of ICTs

Begins:   Feb 25, 2008 09:00
Ends:   Feb 25, 2008 14:00


e-Development Thematic Group/GICT and
PREM Gender & Development Group

Presented a Seminar on


Monday, Feb 25, 2008; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Room I 8-300 & Live Webcast


  • Lauren Rawlings, Program Manger, IFC Village Phone Program
  • Homira Nassery, Public Health and Gender Specialist/HNP Focal Point for Fragile States, World Bank
  • Maria del Carmen Vucetich, Manager, Tortas Peru
  • Barbara Waugh, Director, University Relations, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)
  • Mavis Ampah, Regional Coordinator for Africa, CITPO (Opportunities for women in ITES industry: Case of Ghana. Presented for other gender related activity)

Chair & Opening Remarks

  • Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer and Chair, e-Development TG (GICT)

Discussion Leader

  • Ann Holmes, Ann Holmes & Associates.

Event Coordinators

  • Samia Melhem (GICT) & Kayoko Shibata (PRMGE)

During the lunch hour, 12:00-1:00p.m., two films on Busy Internet's Business Incubator (Ghana) and Tianjin Women Business Incubator (China),  both infoDev projects, were shown, presented and discussed by Seth Ayers (infoDev) (

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