The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund was developed in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in ICTs for agricultural and rural development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions. It recognises the constraints and challenges encountered by rural women particularly – challenges which include cultural factors that hinder ICT access by women, lack of time to participate in ICT training and use, minimal access to technologies such as radio, mobile phones and computers, and lack of relevant information in local languages, adapted to local realities. APC-Africa-Women coordinates the fund.
Style information: Should always be capitalised in this unusual way, with a capital "G", lower case "e" and "n" and "ARDIS" all in capitals.
Source: APC Annual Report 2006
GenARDIS round III grantees at the final workshop in JohannesburgGenARDIS is for the deaf woman in Ethiopia who can now generate her own income through digital photography.