Mobile technologies are changing lives around the world, but not for everyone. Women are being excluded. There is a gender gap in women’s access to and use of information communication technologies (ICTs), preventing them and their communities from reaching their potential. This course introduces development practitioners to the barriers in women's access and adoption of digital tools, and the impact of the digital gender divide. Course participants will develop an understanding of key gender and ICT considerations when designing and implementing projects and programs with digital components.
This course was funded by USAID through the Mobile Solutions, Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project at FHI 360. More information on additional USAID programs to address the digital gender divide can be found on USAID's Digital Inclusion site, including USAID's WomenConnect Challenge.