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01 Nov

Data deficit means we’re in the dark about the digital divide

Digital concerns underpin many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, smart and sustainable cities: these all require strong information and communications technology systems to become a reality. For all of this to happen, developing countries will have to overcome the “digital divide”. This refers to the gap..

31 Oct

After Access wins Research award for gender research

  • October 31, 2018
  • Chenai Chair

Aileen Aguero, Alison Gillwald and Helani Galpaya. Credit ITU Flicker On September 22, 2018, AfterAccess was presented with the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Award for research, which honours efforts to close the ICT gender gap through research. AfterAccess was recognized for its contribution to addressing the gender gap through the collection of robust data on women’s (versus men’s)..

23 Jul

Bridging the digital gender divide

  • July 23, 2018
  • After Access

Women and girls are nearly 15 percent less likely to be online than men worldwide. But experts say this digital gender divide can be bridged through education, ensuring access and improving skills. Chenai Chair, researcher and communications and evaluations manager at Research ICT Africa’s points at the session are captured in this article by UNHCR..

12 Jun

Digital Work: The Good, the Bad and the Opportunities

The great microwork debate is highly contentious – it’s both a catalyst for employment creation and a mechanism for exploitation. It’s ‘a race to the bottom’ but also a pivotal means for un- and under-employed individuals to enter previously inaccessible labour markets in rich countries. It defies geographical constraints but, conversely, exacerbates geographical biases. As..