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Issue 60: Rural ICT policy

Gender Assessment of ICT Access and Usage in Africa

The Research ICT Africa network supports, monitors and reviews ICT policy throughout the continent. As part of their Household and Individual Access and Usage Survey, this paper provides an overview of how ICTs are used and accessed by women and men in 17 countries in Africa. The study reveals that there are still large differences in usage and access, but concludes that technology alone will not solve the inequalities. Instead, the authors suggest improvements to education policies and increasing mathematics, science and engineering opportunities for women.

23 May 2011

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