Publications

The spillover effect

  • Women and Digitalization in Agriculture

    • Published date: February 2019
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    • Issued By: CTA
    • Abstract: This report indicated that the women farmers-especially in the rural areas- are suffering from inequality in ICT access in ACP Region.
      In this context, the CTA conducted several projects which aims to establish agribusiness intelligence network in ACP Area and which could lead to help woman to develop agribusiness.
      “In 2018, CTA ran perception survey on Gender, Digitisation, and Agriculture, in collaboration with ACP Young Professionals Network (ACP YPN).
      The survey was a follow up to CTA’s earlier 2002 Report on ‘Gender, ICTs and Agriculture’.
      The results of the survey show that the digital divide remains overall.
      An infographic of some of the findings can be found in this issue of ICT Update.
      The report makes several recommendations including:
      (1) ensure applications are made available in mother tongue;
      (2) ensure women are consulted during the conception of agricultural digital solutions;
      (3) increase digital literacy training for women;
      (4) mainstream gender-disaggregated data collection in all projects and in national ICT related statistics;
      (5) leverage popular communication channels such as WhatsApp to reach more communities and women with agricultural information.”

  • E-government for Women’s Empowerment: A state of art analysis of Bangladesh

    • Published date: January 2018
    • Published By: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    • Abstract: The paper discusses the digital initiatives in Bangladesh. It sheds a light on the good practices in the field of the e-government and its impact on women’s empowerment. It tackles several issues such as: service delivery, citizen uptake and connectivity.

  • Do digital information and communications technologies increase the voice and influence of women and girls?

    • Published date: March 2015
    • Published By: Clare Cummings and Tam O’Neil
    • Abstract: This paper is providing an evidence on how the ICT could empower women and foster their voices through several digital meanings specially the social media. This paper is testing the impact of digital ICTs on boosting the girls participation in low and medium income countries, and weather this quo affect their role in the decision making process. On other word, the paper is tackling the degree of influence of either the non digital ICTs or digital ICTs on the girl's participation attitude.

  • Application of ICT in Agricultural Sector: Women’s Perspective

    • Published date: January 2013
    • Published By: Monica N. Agu
    • Abstract:A sort of digital divide occurs in some African Countries. ICT acts as a primary tool to skip this problem. The article is discussing how ICT could introduce social and economic change and facilitate agricultural, as it helps in buying, producing, and selling products. This could lead to redistribution of resources and wealth. the foremost beneficial from accessing and using ICTs would be the grass roots - especially- the women. "This may be achieved by setting up functional, integrated information systems in rural and peri-urban communities, which would bring in new and diverse resources to enable women to access information. By doing this, the female farmers will be empowered thereby reducing the gap between their male counterparts."

  • The impact of ICTs on women's public and political life

    • Published date: January 2013
    • Published By: the Women's Rights Program - Association for Progressive Communications
    • Abstract: This paper is focusing essentially on some case studies that highlight the role of ICT on encouraging women's ability to access the law and the public sphere. Additionally, it points to some of the major issues in the area of women in political and public life and ICTs such as the internet governance and its norms and the usage of secure websites through the tool 'HTTPS'. The paper also gives details about the functions of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and how it may serve the internet governance.

  • Women in IT: The Facts

    • Published date: April 2010
    • Published By: Catherine Ashcraft and Sarah Blithe National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
    • Abstract: The Opportunity: Information technology is one of the fastest-growing U.S. industries. However, the in enrolling in computer jobs is decreasing. This fact could be obvious in the feminine area. This phenomena could spread also to the education enrolment , as the number of graduates from computers science specialty is declining. This could figure out a severe problem for US future.
      This report is mainly aiming to: "apply “coherent story” about the current state of affairs for technical women, synthesiz the best available data into one, easy-to-access resource, provide an overall summary of the key barriers to women’s participation in technology and promising practices for addressing these barriers, act as a benchmark for measuring the future effects of national industry efforts to increase women’s participation ,and serve as a resource for advocates and change agents".