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Women and ICTs: Analyzing the Global Digital Divide

  Women in the developing world have been the subject of much debate and investigation with regards to ICT access and adoption. Few disagree that women stand to gain a great deal from ICTs: “Internet access enhances women’s economic empowerment, … Continue reading

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History and Theory of Information and Communications Technologies for Development: Thinking Beyond Magic Wands

“In Colombia, everything is a challenge,” explained the tired-looking mother of two as she waited at an Internet café an hour outside of Bogotá, Colombia. “To have a home, children, study, good food. It’s hard to get everything for them … Continue reading

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Social Innovation at Colombia’s Digital Content Summit

The term innovation has been so overused in the last few years that it’s become a cliché: companies use it to sell products, writers use it to sell books, and consultants use it to sell so-called solutions to their clients. … Continue reading

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By The Numbers: The Sad State of Women and ICT in Colombia, and Why to Fix It

Colombian women have lower levels of access and ownership than men in all areas related to ICT. Millions lack access to computers, Internet and basic cell phones. This is largely due to cultural factors, a higher incidence of poverty, and … Continue reading

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Happy Camper: A Female Graduate of IT Summer Camp in Bogotá

 WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZox_xIC5_w&list=UUxOFmBkKTMddMLDXG81mLVA    

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Training the Next Generation of Colombian Computer Engineers: Promising News for Women?

In the last ten years, the number of Colombian graduates in computer engineering has been steadily declining. Much like the rest of the world, Colombia´s IT needs are growing at a faster pace than its talent pool, and the country … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: What Happens When Technology is Designed by Men?

In doing research on the importance of women in the design and development of technology, I came across the following articles about what happens when technology  is designed by men: We get smart phones that only men can use one-handed … Continue reading

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