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Gender and the information revolution in Africa [electronic resource] / edited by Eva M. Rathgeber and Edith Ofwona Adera.

Contributor(s): Rathgeber, Eva-Maria | Adera, Edith Ofwona | International Development Research Centre (Canada) | International Conference on "African Women and Economic Development: Investing in Our Future" (1998 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ottawa, ON, Canada : International Development Research Centre, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 247 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781552502822 (electronic bk.); 1552502821 (electronic bk.); 9780889369030; 0889369038.Subject(s): Women in development -- Africa -- Congresses | Information technology -- Africa -- Congresses | Women in development -- Africa | Information technology -- Africa | Femmes dans le d�eveloppement -- Afrique -- Congr�es | Technologie de l'information -- Afrique -- Congr�es | COMPUTERS -- Information TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender and the information revolution in Africa.DDC classification: 303.48/33/096 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Executive Summary; Chapter 1 Convergence of Concepts: Gender and ICTs in Africa; Chapter 2 Women, Men, and ICTs in Africa: Why Gender Is an Issue; Chapter 3 Getting Gender into African ICT Policy: A Strategic View; Chapter 4 Application of ICTs in Africa's Agricultural Sector: A Gender Perspective; Chapter 5 Rethinking Education for the Production, Use, and Management of ICTs; Chapter 6 Expanding Women's Access to ICTs in Africa; Chapter 7 ICTs as Tools of Democratization: African Women Speak Out.
Summary: Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance. The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women's needs and preferences are being served. The authors underscore the need for information to be made.
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"Most of the chapters in this volume were presented at an international conference, African Women and Economic Development: Investing in Our Future, which was held from 28 April to 1 May 1998, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."--P. ix.

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Foreword; Acknowledgments; Executive Summary; Chapter 1 Convergence of Concepts: Gender and ICTs in Africa; Chapter 2 Women, Men, and ICTs in Africa: Why Gender Is an Issue; Chapter 3 Getting Gender into African ICT Policy: A Strategic View; Chapter 4 Application of ICTs in Africa's Agricultural Sector: A Gender Perspective; Chapter 5 Rethinking Education for the Production, Use, and Management of ICTs; Chapter 6 Expanding Women's Access to ICTs in Africa; Chapter 7 ICTs as Tools of Democratization: African Women Speak Out.

Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance. The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women's needs and preferences are being served. The authors underscore the need for information to be made.

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