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 RECOMMENDED RESOURCE LIST relating
to ICT and African Women’s Development
                for the paper
   The Role of Information and Communication
Technologies in the Development of African Women
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Here we present useful resources for further research. We have included articles,
training resources, websites, African and global organizations and networks, mailing
lists and e-newsletters.


Articles

Huyer, Sophia and Sikoska, Tatjana. Overcoming the Gender Digital Divide –
Understanding ICTs and their potential for the empowerment of Women. Synthesis
Paper, Virtual Seminar Series on Gender and ICTs.
http://www.un-instraw.org/docs/gender_and_ict/Synthesis_Paper.pdf

Jorge, Sonia Nunes. The Economics of ICTs – Challenges and Practical Strategies of
ICT use for Women’s Economic Empowerment. United Nations Division for the
Advancement of Women (DAW) Expert Group Meeting on “Information and
communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the
advancement and empowerment of women” Seoul, Republic of Korea 11 to 14
November 2002.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/ict2002/reports/Paper%20by%20Sonia
%20Jorge.pdf

Primo, Natasha. Gender Issues in the Information Society. A Background paper in
the context of preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society.
UNESCO, 2003.
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=12847&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SEC
TION=201

Hafkin, Nancy. Gender Issues in ICT Policy in Developing Countries : An Overview.
United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) Expert Group
Meeting on “Information and communication technologies and their impact on and
use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women” Seoul,
Republic of Korea 11 to 14 November 2002.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/ict2002/ reports/Paper-NHafkin.PDF

Information and Communication Technologies and their impact on and use as an
instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women. Report on the
expert group meeting, Seoul, South Korea, 11-14 November 2002. United Nations
Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/ict2002/

Seye-Sylla, Fatimata. ICTs as an instrument for Participation: The Regional
Perspective from Africa, Examples of Internet use at a Grassroots Level. United
Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) Expert Group Meeting on
“Information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an
instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women” Seoul, Republic of
Korea 11 to 14 November 2002.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/ict2002/reports/Paper%20by%20Seye
%20Sylla.PDF

World Economic Forum-NEPAD E-Africa Commission E-Readiness Policy Programme
Building capacity to narrow the digital divide in Africa from within.


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http://www.bridges.org

ICTs in Africa: A Status Report by Mike Jensen
http://www.weforum.org/

Isaaks, Shafika. IT’s Hot for Girls! ICTs as an instrument in advancing girls’ and
women’s capabilities in school education in Africa. United Nations Division for the
Advancement of Women (DAW) Expert Group Meeting on “Information and
communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the
advancement and empowerment of women” Seoul, Republic of Korea 11 to 14
November 2002.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/ict2002/reports/Paper%20by%20Isaaks
2.PDF

ICTs for Social Change – APC Women’s Networking Support Programme
http://www.apcwomen.org/gem/printer/icts.htm

Hafkin, nancy and Taggart, Nancy. Gender, Information Technology, and
Developing Countries: An Analytic Study
http://www.usaid.gov/wid/pubs/it01.htm

Hafkin, Nancy. Are ICTs gender-neutral? A gender analysis of six case studies of
multi-donor ICT projects.
http://un-instraw.org/en/research/gender_and_ict/vss_1.html

Kole, Ellen and Okello, Dorothy. “African Women Speak Out on the Internet.”
 http://www.xs4all.nl/~ekole/public/endrapafrinh.html

From Beijing to Beijing+5, African Women take over ICTs
Research report presented by APC-Africa-Women with the support of WomenAction.
1999.
http://flamme.org/documents/apcresearch.htm

Kole, Ellen. Internet Information for African women’s Empowerment.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ekole/public/VIIOpaper.html

An Integrated approach to human resource development in ICTs to support women
in Africa. A discussion paper for the IDRC/ACACIA workshop on Human Resource
Development for ICTs Applications in Africa, 16-17 November 1998, Nairobi, Kenya
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ekole/public/idrchrd.html

Rathgeber, Eva M and Ofwona Adera, Edith. (eds) Gender and the Information
Revolution in Africa. IDRC 2000,
http://www.idrc.ca/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=471&CATID=15#toc

NET GAINS: African Women take Stock of Information and Communication
Technologies.
http://www2.womensnet.org.za/beijing5/news2/show.cfm?news2_id=120

Marcelle, Gillian M. Transforming Information and Communication Technologies for
Gender Equality. Gender in Development Monograph Series #9, UNDP 2002.
http://www.undp.org/gender/resources/monograph.html

Engendering ICT Policies: Guidelines for Action - African Information Society
http://www.whrnet.org/icts/book/index.html

Rowing Upstream – Snapshots of Pioneers in the Information Age in Africa


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http://www.piac.org/rowing_upstream/index.html
Training Resources

ICT Policy for Civil Society Training Pack
http://www.apc.org/english/capacity/policy/curriculum.shtml
The ICT Policy for Civil Society training course builds the capacity of civil society
organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and
communication technologies (ICT) so that they can begin to engage and influence
policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional
and global levels.
Gender Evaluation Methodology [Portuguese and Spanish]
http://www.apcwomen.org/gem

GEM is an evaluation tool to facilitate the process of learning about using
information and communication technologies for gender equality. GEM is a guide to
integrating gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use Information and
Communication Technologies for social change. It provides a means for determining
whether ICTs are really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as
promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader
social levels.

Women’s Online Resource Centre website
http://www.apc.org/worc/

The Women's Online Resource Centre (WORC) is a clearinghouse of gender-aware
training materials in the area of information and communication technology (ICT)
and in development in general. The materials included in the WORC have women-
focussed content and are targeted at both trainers and end users. The WORC is a
project of the Women's Networking Support Program, a content partner to
ItrainOnline.

A Structured Multimedia Training Kit [French and Spanish]
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/

The MMTK aims to promote and support linkages between new and traditional
media for development through a structured set of materials.

Resources for Women – Itrainonline [French and Spanish]
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/women/index.shtml

This section of the ItrainOnline resources is aimed at both trainers and end users -
offers links to resources specifically targeted at women.

The Internet: Getting Connected.
http://web.uct.ac.za/org/agi/pubs/getcon1.htm
A tool to encourage gender activists, based in women's organisations to make
effective use of the Internet.

Websites relating to women and ICTs

Flamme [English and French]
http://www.flamme.org/

The Flamme project ran from July 1999 - June 2000 and provided women and
women's NGOs in Africa with information about the Dakar and Beijing Platforms for


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Action assessment process in Africa, information about the UN and regional
process, NGOs input and linkages with other Regional review processes. The Flame
Project was a joint initiative of APC-Africa-Women and The African Women’s
Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).

NGO Gender Strategies Working Group
http://www.genderit.org

Formed as part of the Civil Society Co-ordinating Group during the First PrepCom in
Geneva in July 2002, the NGO Gender Strategies Group is a formation of women's
information and communication organisations that have come together to develop
strategies for gender advocacy within the World Summit on the Information Society
(WSIS) context. Their tasks are: to raise awareness around the issues and
processes at the WSIS, to encourage women's participation at all levels of WSIS
discussions, to conduct capacity-building training, and to conduct a process of
network-building in order to ensure links between national, sub-regional, regional
and international WSIS initiatives.

World Summit on the Information Society Gender Caucus
http://www.genderwsis.org

Formed during the African Regional meeting in Bamako in May 2002, the focus of
the WSIS Gender Caucus is to develop women's position on the Information Society
and to lobby in the WSIS process. The WSIS gender caucus is a multi-stakeholder
group consisting of women and men from national governments, civil society
organisations, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the United
Nations system. The strategic objective of the caucus is to ensure that gender
equality and women's rights are integrated into WSIS and its outcome processes.

GAINS: Gender Awareness Information and Networking System (UN-
INSTRAW) [French and Spanish]
http://www.un-instraw.org/en/
INSTRAW works towards gender equality and the empowerment of women through
its Gender Awareness Information and Networking System (GAINS), an internet-
based research and training environment driven by a worldwide network. By
facilitating collaborative work it seeks to create and share knowledge to improve
development policy and practice.
ITU Task Force on Gender Issues [French and Spanish]
http://www.itu.int/gender/index.html

The ITU recognizes that society as a whole will benefit from equal participation of
women and men in policy and decision-making and from equal access to
communications services. Creating telecommunications policies and human
resources development programmes targeted at women can help alleviate poverty
of women and their families. Additionally, by leveraging the skills of women,
developing countries can significantly add to the pool of talent that will be needed
in the new information society.


World Bank: Gender and the Digital Divide Resource Centre

http://www.worldbank.org/gender/digitaldivide/digitaldividelinks.htm

This site includes links to events, networks, articles and studies.

WomenWatch

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http://www.un.org/womenwatch
The UN Internet gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women.

WomenAction
http://www.womenaction.org
WomenAction is a Global information, communication and media network that
enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing+5 review process with the long-
term goal of women’s empowerment, with a special focus on women and the
media.

Women’s Human Rights Net
http://www.whrnet.org
Founded in 1997, WHRnet aims to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely
information and analyses on women's human rights in English, Spanish and French.
WHRnet updates readers on women's human rights issues and policy developments
globally and provides information and analyses that support advocacy actions. A
team of regionally based content specialists provides regular News, Interviews,
Perspectives, Alert and Campaign information, and Web Highlights.

Organisations and Networks

Africa

APC-Africa-Women
http://www.apcafricawomen.org
APC-Africa-Women is a network of organisations and individuals that work to
empower African women's organisations to access and use Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) for equality and development. APC-Africa-
Women is the Africa regional programme of APC's Women's Networking Support
Programme. Working with women in Africa and all over the world, APC-Africa-
Women focuses on African women's empowerment through information facilitation,
regional support, lobbying and advocating around gender and ICTs, delivering ICT
training, conducting research into gender and ICTs and participating in regional and
global events.

Email: Africa@apcwomen.org

African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
[English and French]
http://www.femnet.or.ke

FEMNET aims to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGO's focussing on
women's development equality and other human rights, through communications,
networking, training and advocacy.

Email: admin@femnet.or.ke

African Centre for Gender and Development [English and French]
http://www.uneca.org/fr/acgd/en/1024x768/acgd.htm

The African Center for Gender and Development (ACGD), previously known as the
African Center for Women (ACW) is a division of the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA). Established in 1975, the ACGD is the regional
structure that deals with gender issues and the advancement of women within the
United Nations system in Africa. In this capacity, it works in conjunction with
national, sub-regional and regional structures engaged in the advancement of
women and gender equality.


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Abantu for Development

http://www.abantu.org

ABANTU for Development is an international non-governmental organisation
established in 1991. ABANTU means people in different languages from 19 African
countries and symbolises our people-centred philosophy. The focus of our work is
on training providing information and advice on mobilising resources towards
sustainable development in Africa.
Contact: rowa@abantu.org

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
http://www.wougnet.org

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation
initiated in May 2000 by several women's organisations in Uganda to develop the
use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools
to share information and address issues collectively.
Contact: info@wougnet.org

ACWICT – African Centre for Women, Information & Communications
Technology
http://www.acwict.or.ke

The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology
(ACWICT), is a not for profit non-governmental organization incorporated in Kenya.
The Mission is to promote access to and effective use of ICTs among women in the
African region as well as explore opportunities for harnessing the technology to
work as a tool for their social, economic, political advancement.
Contact: information@acwict.or.ke

Isis-WICCE
http://www.isis.or.ug
Isis-WICCE relocated to Kampala, Uganda at the end of 1993 with an objective of
tapping African women’s ideas, views and problems and share the information with
women at the international level. Isis-WICCE exists to promote Justice, and
empowerment of women globally through documenting violations of womens rights
and facilitating the exchange of information and skills, to strengthen women's
capacities, potential, and visibility.
Contact: isis@starcom.co.ug

Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network
http://www.zwrcn.org.zw
The Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network is a non-governmental
organization working in the gender and development field. ZWRCN’s core business
is the gathering, interpreting, publishing and disseminating rare and life-changing
information in order to allow women make informed choices about their lives and
influence government to implement gender sensitive policies.
Contact: zwrcn@zwrcn.org.zw

Womens’Net
http://www.womensnet.org.za


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Women'sNet is a vibrant and innovative networking support program designed to
enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues,
resources and tools needed for women's social activism.

Email: women@womensnet.org.za


Global

WomensHub
http://www.womenshub.net/

APC Women’s Networking Support Programme
http://www.apcwomen.org

The APC WNSP is a network of over 100 women from 30 countries who support
women networking for social change and gender justice, through the use of
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Our approach in gender and
ICT work involves an understanding of power relations in society. This recognition
includes an awareness of the unequal power relations between women and men,
north and south, rich and poor, urban and rural, connected and unconnected - in
local communities, in sovereign countries, and globally. WNSP works to transform
these relations of inequality, with the full knowledge that ICTs can be used to either
exacerbate or transform unequal power relations. Part of this recognition includes
an awareness of the limits of ICTs - that in and of themselves, ICTs cannot create
gender equality, or end poverty, but that they can be tools for social action and
positive social change.

Contact: karenb@apcwomen.org


International Women’s Tribune Centre

http://www.iwtc.org

The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international non-
governmental organization established in l976 following the United Nations
International Women's Year World Conference in Mexico City. With a philosophical
commitment to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides
communication, information, education, and organizing support services to
women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of
women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin
America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

Contact: iwtc@iwtc.org


Isis-International

http://www.isiswomen.org


A feminist NGO dedicated to women’s information and communication
needs. Isis-International documents ideas and visions, creats channels to
communicate, collects and moves information, networks and builds links.


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Isis-International focuses on those advancing women’s rights, leadership
and empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. With connections in over 150
countries, they also keep up with changing trends and analyses concerning
women worldwide.

Contact: admin@isiswomen.org

Mailing lists and e-newsletters

Gender in Africa Information Network
GAIN is an electronic mailing list focussing on sharing gender justice information in
Africa.
Contact: Africa@apcwomen.org

NGO Gender Strategies Working Group
The NGO Gender Strategies Group is a formation of women's information and
communication organisations that have come together to develop strategies for
gender advocacy within the WSIS context
Contact: karenb@apcwomen.org

WSIS Gender Caucus
The WSIS gender caucus is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of women and
men from national governments, civil society organisations, non-
governmentalorganisations, the private sector and the United Nations system. The
strategic objective of the caucus is to ensure that gender equality and women's
rights are integrated into WSIS and its outcome processes.
Contact: coordinator@genderwsis.org

WOUGNET-L (Women of Uganda List)
The WOUGNET mailing list is a place to share news, information and activities on
women related issues in Uganda. Discussion and debate are encouraged.
Contact info@wougnet.org

E-Newsletters

PULA an e-newsletter on African Women and ICTs
A newsletter of the Association for Progressive Communications Africa Women
(APC-Africa-Women). Pula aims to promote and profile the work and activities of
women’s ICT initiatives in Africa and to act as a communicative tool to link women
to each other and to initiatives and opportunities.
Contact: Africa@apcwomen.org

WOUGNET Update Newsletter
A list of what's new at the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Website. To subscribe/unsubscribe to the WOUGNET Update Newsletter, send a
message to wougnet-update-request@wougnet.org with the following command in
the subject or body of your message: subscribe/unsubscribe

Women’sNet_News
A list of the information added to the Women'sNet website over the last week. To
subscribe please send an email message to listproc@sn.apc.org with the message
Join, the subject line blank and in the message box type:subscribe
womensnet_news

Tam-Tam
Monthly newsletter of AMARC Africa
Contact comofficer@global.co.za.

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APC News

The monthly newsletter of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
Contact: khiggs@apc.org

Africa ICT Policy Monitor Project Newsletter - Chakula
http://africa.rights.apc.org/newsletter.shtml




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