Presentation on theme: "I NFORMATION AND C OMMUNICATION T ECHNOLOGIES FOR W OMEN S SOCIO - ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT REFLECTIONS World Bank Presentation June 16, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
I NFORMATION AND C OMMUNICATION T ECHNOLOGIES FOR W OMEN S SOCIO - ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT REFLECTIONS World Bank Presentation June 16, 2009
Critical Considerations I.Global Continuum of Issues II.Boys and Girls Psychological Traits and Cognitive Abilities in Mathematics and Science III.The Cost of Ignoring the Issue for Us All IV.Next Steps
Global Continuum of (Lost) Opportunities Access (Information Society/ Digital divide) Usability/ Literacy (Knowledge Society) Development/ Design (Innovation) Leadership (Global Development)
Understanding the Issues Access…Leadership
Effective Practices Are Plentiful and Powerful Impact Health Care to Global Peace Peace X Pakistan Issues Knowledge Capture Safety vs. freedom Access Wealth Generation in 50 Countries Cell phone repair to Kiva revolution
Next Steps Integrate gender indicators in all ICT projects All mainstream development and investment priorities should be measured and aligned to gender objectives. Lessons learned should be leveraged by disseminating materials through the website, publications, presentations, and the media. The World Bank should lead by example by committing to supporting diversity in all initiatives.