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the story of GEM


									    Gender Evaluation
A learning tool for change
    and empowerment

                                   Chat Garcia Ramilo
         Association for Progressive Communications
     the story of GEM

 in the beginning, there was the
 which produced the tool
 that grew the community
  the GEM tool contains

 a gender analytical framework
drawn from gender and feminist
research and thinking
 a guide that structures the
integration of gender analysis in
evaluating ICT projects
   the GEM community
GEM testers and users - those who
have used the GEM tool in evaluating
their projects or programs
 GEM facilitators - those who train
others in using the tool through
workshops and those who use the tool
to help others integrate gender in their
project/program design and
      the GEM project

GEM 0: creating the first version of
the GEM tool
GEM 1: testing and refining the tool
GEM 2: adapting the tool more
broadly and deepening capacity of
its use
             GEM 0

               1999 -2000
 documenting lessons in women’s
electronic networking.
writing GEM tool version 1
conducting first GEM workshop
                  GEM 1
               2001 - 2005
   testing and use of the GEM tool
    32 projects 25 countries
    - teleworking in Malaysia
    - popular educators network in Sao Paolo, Brasil
    - ICT skills training for women in several rural
    communities in Nigeria
    - People’s call center in Bangladesh - GKP seed
                GEM 1
 producing GEM tool version 2
 4 languages

 training GEM facilitators
 31 facilitators, 20 countries

starting GEM services - building
capacity of the APC WNSP
            GEM 1
 the process from GEM 0 to GEM 1
built the capacity of network of
GEM evaluators as well as inspired
a diverse range of practitioners to
examine their projects from a
gender perspective.
            GEM 2
GEM 2 builds on the GEM 1 process by
adapting the tool to various
circumstances, building deeper capacity
and producing more evaluation
Its ultimate goal is to strengthen gender
evaluation practice among key actors in
the field of ICT for development.
                  GEM 2
research in four thematic areas
- telecenters, localization, ICT projects in rural communities
and national ICT policy processes

development of gender evaluation
 formation of sustainable practitioners
training of evaluators
   the story continues

How this story unfolds, will be seen in
the next three years.
I sincerely hope that there will be no
sequel to GEM 2 so that we can begin to
write and tell a new story.
……….. the end.

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