GEM

Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): new video and site launch
Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): new video and site launch 08 February 2012

The APC has been refining its Gender Evaluation Metholodolgy (GEM) since it was first elaborated in 2001. GEM can help you determine whether your project or initiative is really improving the lives of women and promoting positive change in the community you are working in.

AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011
AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011 08 February 2012

A list of the significant moments for women’s rights in 2011. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women’s rights lens.    

Collected news stories on the impact of the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM)
Collected news stories on the impact of the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) 16 August 2010

GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change. It provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader so...

Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused?
Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused? 27 March 2010

Harvesting peachSmallholders in the desert region of Huaral depend on irrigation cooperatives to water their crops. For ten years one coop association has been developing an information system based on telecentres to help them to make informed agricultural decisions. But the system is being under-utilised and they decided to find what was going wrong. Using APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology...

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop
GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop 27 January 2010

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process. The workshop methodology will be interactive, creative and use different methodo...

Telecentres in Uganda do not appeal to rural women
Telecentres in Uganda do not appeal to rural women 21 January 2010

In rural Uganda, telecentres that have been established to promote rural access to information and foster development are not getting the results they had hoped for. Using the APC WNSP’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) to understand why this is so, UgaBYTES, a Uganda-based NGO that works to promote access to ICTs in rural East Africa, has found that beyond the common obstacles to access ...

Female telecentre user from rural Uganda
Female telecentre user from rural Uganda 19 January 2010

<p>photo by UgaBYTES</p>

ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM)
ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM) 20 August 2009

“With GEM I began to appreciate why sometimes the women that are part of our community resist the empowerment process. I used to be annoyed but now I understand that this is the product of years of conditioning and it will take some effort to reverse the trend. GEM helps you see the situation for what it is, so you can optimise your resources where you can make the maximum impact in creating ...

GEM II: Thematic Adaptation Workshop on Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy-Entry Points and Processes
GEM II: Thematic Adaptation Workshop on Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy-Entry Points and Processes 13 April 2008

This workshop will focus on gender evaluation for national ICT projects from around the world, by adapting the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs developed in 2002. In this second stage of GEM the methodology will be specifically adapted in four areas: localisation, national and ICT policy advocacy, rural ICT4D, and telecentres.

GEM banner. Image: APC WNSP
GEM banner. Image: APC WNSP 19 December 2007