GSMA and ITU Partner to Bridge Mobile Gender Gap in Ethiopia

GSMA and the ITU join forces to conduct a capacity-building workshop in Ethiopia, aiming to address and reduce the mobile gender gap.

GSMA – Mobile for Development and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) collaborated to conduct a two-day capacity-building workshop aimed at addressing the mobile gender gap in Ethiopia. Policymakers from the Ministry of Innovation And Technology- Ethiopia and the Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration, and Employment participated in the training, gaining valuable insights into the extent and underlying factors of the gender gap in mobile usage. The workshop’s primary goal was to develop concrete action plans that would effectively reduce this gender disparity in mobile access and usage.

The capacity-building workshop was held as part of the “Tech as a Driver of Women’s Economic Opportunities” project, which is implemented by the ITU in partnership with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) and EQUALS – The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. Through this project, the focus is on fostering gender-responsive information and communication technology (ICT) policies and initiatives to promote digital inclusion for women in Ethiopia.

GSMA – Mobile for Development expressed its commitment to collaborate with the Ministry of Innovation And Technology- Ethiopia to further support the development and implementation of gender-responsive ICT policies and projects. By leveraging technology as an enabler of economic opportunities for women, the initiative seeks to bridge the mobile gender gap in Ethiopia, fostering greater digital inclusion and empowerment for women across the country.

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