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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Goretti Amuriat

Developing countries have grappling with problems of gender digital divide and the urban and rural digital divide, With Covid-19 and lock down, the divides have become even more very large, what can be done in those countries to help close the divide given the constraints women and men face to be digital literate and affordability of digital tools,
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:33
Haddas

Great start, hope more female/ gender sensitive members are engaged; how do u address the subset socioeconomic, political such as security, access and infrastructure issues: institutional linkages.at country levels..tks
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:33
imali Ngusale

How can women from Africa use tech-solutions to influence their voice, their passion and capacities within the African space? What's kind of solutions are readily available to those who are computer illiterate yet want to learn but don't how the funds?
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:33
Avnesh Kumar Atri

The end result after getting over the problem of COVID 19, would be gender sensitive. How the world Bank Group, acknowledging the people about sex based vulnerability of disastrous diseases?
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:36
Obi

What is the private sector's role in addressing the digital gender divide? Please share examples.
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:40

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