Bridging the Digital Gender Divide in Time of Social Distancing

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Bridging the Digital Gender Divide in Time of Social Distancing

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The World Bank, in partnership with CES — the world’s largest and most influential technology event — is organizing a virtual event to highlight solutions to bridge the digital gender divide as part of the Global Tech Challenge: Solutions for Women.


The World Bank and CES have recently joined forces and call on the tech community to help bridge the digital gender divide through a Global Tech Challenge: Solutions for Women.  Addressing the gender digital divide is crucial to ensuring sustainability of women’s livelihood. This is particularly the case during crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic when connectivity is key. At times like this, we need to emphasize the importance of digital access for women. We will bring around this “virtual” table inspiring tech entrepreneurs from around the world –including judges and ambassadors for the challenge-- who will discuss what will it take to bridge the digital gender divide.

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AA Harris

Joining me in the live-blog is Sharada Srinivasan, an expert with the World Bank's Digital Development Global Practice, who is on hand to answer some of your questions. 
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 13:59
AA Harris

Greetings! Thank you for participating in our event, Bridging the Digital Gender Divide in Time of Social Distancing. 
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 13:59
AA Harris

@amroteab: Our approach to investing and engaging in this space, specifically focusing on Africa, is built around three areas of intervention: education, on-the-job experience, and innovation. Education is key. You can't have women in tech if you don't have girls in stem.
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:49
AA Harris

Our next presenter is Sonia George, executive director, A4AI, and head of Digital Inclusion Programs at Web Foundation.
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:47
AA Harris

Our third presenter is Regina Honu, founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions, a coding and human-centered design academy.
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:39

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