Gender & ICTs

Presenting evaluation results with creativity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

Training people to use APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

(Gender Evaluation Methodology) is always a challenge. There are lots of expectations about the results of this training. For the trainer, the usual finding is that evaluators very seldom take a gender perspective into account when planning a project or considering its results, unless they work in a gender unit or in a project that is already committed to women´s issues or related to equity goals. So after lots of discussions in plenary sessions, learning about gender issues and gender policies, and active group work, participants do want to show, through concrete examples, what they have learned about this tool. And this is where creativity plays a crucial role.

Breaking with tradition, African women dare to denounce violence through digital storytelling

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 9 October 2007 (Sylvie Niombo)

Violence against women was the theme of a recent digital storytelling workshop organised by APC’s programme in Africa and APC’s South African member Women’sNet, held in Durban, South Africa from 25 to 29 August 2007. Seventeen women from throughout Africa gathered for one week to develop the skills to use technology for the creation of digital stories as a means of combating domestic, sexual and other forms of violence faced by African women.

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Women in the African newsroom

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa

Kristin Palitza of Agenda Magazine was the chair of a discussion panel on gender and the media today, September 11 2007, in Grahamstown, South Africa. Unlike most of the other panels at Highway Africa, this one lined up three women and no man. Certainly a colourful and rather critical one in an event where only 15 out of 55 speakers are women.

ICTs, Training help children to access information world

Salamieh Community Telecentre - Syria

ICTs, Training help children to access information world

"Information at your finger tips"

ICTs, under the motto "Information at your finger tips", is a promising programme that would work as bridge for children in (SCT) Salamieh Community Telecentre, to communicate with other children in the world.

It helps enriching them with necessary knowledge station and sense of creativity . It is by far, a way to materialize their dreams and enables them pass the threshold of global horizons.

Salamieh Community Telecentre, through its Communication and Information Sector, is therefore actively assisting children and young people to produce information themselves by supporting children media, and facilitating them create information.

Training was conducted at the Strategic ICT programme for socio-economic Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution

">development , ReefNet-Syria by Salamieh Community Telecentre – Syria – as part of education programme for children which was developed with the collaboration with the UNDP and the Ministry of Communication and Technology in Syria.

The two-month training period in computer, English and French language was dedicated to help children to access information world. The children were enthusiastic to investigate world of information .

Warning! This is a participatory workshop

KL, Malaysia

Erika Smith, from APC’s women’s programme, blogged live from the Gender Evaluation Methodology (APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

) global trainers exchange, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23-27 July 2007.

Engendering localization: from apps to end users

KL, Malaysia

Erika Smith, from APC’s women’s programme, blogged live from the Gender Evaluation Methodology (APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

) global trainers exchange, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23-27 July 2007.

Evaluation: do you recommend it? Model it? Breathe it?

Erika Smith, from APC’s women’s programme, blogged live from the Gender Evaluation Methodology (APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

) global trainers exchange, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23-27 July 2007.

Oh come on, we all know technology is gender neutral

KL, Malaysia

Erika Smith, from APC’s women’s programme, blogged live from the Gender Evaluation Methodology (APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

) global trainers exchange, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23-27 July 2007.

Mental gym at the GEM exchange

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 21 August 2007 (ES for APC WNSP)

GEM speaks to people, said Sarah Earl, an evaluation specialist attending a workshop to improve what’s been coined as the Gender Evaluation Methodology. More than an evaluation theory, GEM "is a development theory," commented Earl who, along with over 40 ICT practitioners from around the world, took part in a training exchange in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the end of July 2007. Read the full account on APC WNSP.

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