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Title: Gender evaluation for rural ICT for development
Authors: Angela M. Kuga Thas
Date: 2011
Publisher: Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Melville, ZA
Abstract: Information and communications technologies for development (ICTD) projects can bring about economic, social and political empowerment In rural settings by providing rural communities with the tools and opportunities to develop according to their needs. However, without a gender perspective In the design and Implementation of such projects, unequal power relations can be exacerbated. What can happen when rural ICTD projects apply the Association for Progressive Communication's (APC) Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs (GEM)? What kind of change can be brought about when such projects are examined through the gender lens? The Gender Evaluation for RuraiiCT for Development guide reflects on these questions and on the lessons learned by GEM practitioners using the wide range of gender evaluation experiences in their work with rural ICTD projects. Use this guide to obtain ideas of what is possible within existing resource constraints, to identify workable solutions to existing challenges in rural ICTD projects and to promote a "learning for change" culture within your project or organisation. This is a complementary guide to the GEM manual which was developed by APC within the APCs women's programme after we began investigating the impact of our work in 2000. We asked ... What changes are empowering women? How are these changes being measured? What role do ICTs play in these changes? How do these changes shift gender relations between women and men?
ISBN: 978-92-95096-02-8
Project Number: 103586
Project Title: Gender Evaluation Methodology II: Building Gender and Evaluation Practice within the ICT for Development Community
Access: Open Access
License: Open Access - distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
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