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eWWG organized a thematic workshop on ‘How Technology is Being Used to Accelerate Girls’ Inclusion and Access to Education (Particularly STEM) and Improve Pedagogical Practices to Enable Critical Thinking to Support Sustainable Gender Empowerment’ at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, June, 2017.

Some of the main issues discussed were

  • Accessible ICTs are a powerful equalizer o ...

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eWWG signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID), June, 2017

The purpose of this MoU is the development of holistic strategies and innovative project concepts, to support Governments to a ...

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eWWG signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, May, 2017

For the development of holistic strategies and innovative project concepts for women and marginalised communities, particularl ...

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eWWG organized a thematic workshop on ‘How Technology is Being Used to Accelerate Girls’ Inclusion and Access to Education (Particularly STEM) and Improve Pedagogical Practices to Enable Critical Thinking to Support Sustainable Gender Empowerment’ at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, June, 2017.

Some of the main issues discussed were

  • Accessible ICTs are a powerful equalizer of abilities, empowering persons with disabilities to fulfill their potential and thus, create inclusive societies
  • Lack of ICT skills, awareness and facilities
  • Mobile based local content to encourage local participation and ensure sustainable models of education and business etc.
  • Cultural and social barriers restricts girls access to ICTs and STEM in some countries
  • Cultural, social and traditional barriers for the inclusion of women in the economic sector
 

Main Outcomes of the Session

  • Raise awareness and create incentives for women to take on careers in ICTs
  • Update curriculum, avoid stereotypes and showcase women role models
  • Develop yearlong activities in ICT for women and girls
  • Introduce ICT education at an early stage in schools and engage parents and teachers
  • Create communities of girls and women in ICT including role models and mentoring
 

Conclusion: Strengthen collaboration among all stakeholders to achieve gender equality