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International conference on Women in Science and Technology in the Arab Countries

Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 21-23, 2013 This conference, the first of its kind, is organized to bring women in the Arab countries together to discuss how to foster women’s contribution to science and technology. Invited speakers representing women in the Arab countries as well as other regions will highlight topics related to science and...

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Report on the launch of African Women and ICTs, Kenya, Uganda

Bakesha, Susan. 2010. “Report on the launch of African Women and ICTs, Kenya, Uganda.”

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Brochure for GRACE, 2005

Brochure for GRACE, (french version) 2005 “In thinking through what ICTs can mean for women’s empowerment in Africa, we will turn to the women who can give us their perspectives in their own words, while being grounded in our contexts and understandings as African researchers.” Ineke Buskens …

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Brochure for the GRACE Network 2010

Brochure for the GRACE Network 2010

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GRACE Project Rationale

Buskens, Ineke. GRACE Project Rationale. Women are crucial to the transformation of Africa. The link between a country’s overall status of evolvement and that of its women has found general acceptance. Research done in the last 35 years has made women’s contributions and gender induced disadvantages more visible and yet much (and we do...

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GRACE Proposal

Buskens, Ineke, Anriette Esterhuysen and Jenny Radloff. GRACE Proposal. This project aims to explore the ways in which women in Africa use ICTs to empower themselves, the external, structural barriers as well as the internal factors which prevent them from using ICTs to their advantage, and the strategies they employ to overcome these impediments....

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GRACE 2 Proposal

Buskens, Ineke and Anne Webb. 2008. GRACE 2 Proposal. This proposal emerges from the accomplishments of the first phase (May 2005 – February 2008) of the Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment (GRACE) project, and from a recognition that the emergence of a sustainable research network can be achieved through an additional...

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Gender, ICT and …ostrich eggs?

APC-WSPN. 2005. “Gender, ICT and …ostrich eggs? GRACE, an African ICT Research Network What do ostrich eggs, free attitudes, ICT and graciousness have in common? An exciting new research initiative that brings together African researchers to study Africa, ICTs and women’s empowerment, called GRACE. The Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment held...

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The Implications of Networked Societies

Buskens, Ineke. “The Implications of Networked Societies.” ICTs provide vast potential for people to connect and make strides towards beneficial and progressive development. However, the current global context is governed by an Androcratic system with embedded patriarchal practices and values that instil injustice. It is important that in dialoguing networked societies, we consider and...

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Rethinking Energy Access: Integrating ICTs and gender for sustainable solutions

Energy Management News. 2005. “Rethinking Energy Access: Integrating ICTs and gender for sustainable solutions,” Volume 11, Number 4, December.

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