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Prof. Mervat Foda: My work between 2012 and 2014

Prof. Mervat Foda: My work between 2012 and 2014

Prof. Mervat Foda 2012 Prof. Mervat Foda organized the Sixth workshop of The Society for Women in Science in Developing Countries –Egypt, “OWSDW National Chapter” entitled “Let’s fight obesity together”, and she gave a lecture about “ICT Tools and their relations to Obesity”. Mervat Foda talked about the relation between watching TV and playing...

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Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine: A productive Diary

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Professor Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine from GRACE in Tunisia has had a very productive 2013-2014, she shared the following; “The most important events that marked my route over the two years 2013 and 2014″; Conferences on gender Women in Science: a vital contribution. Conférence finale du projet « Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation ongender and science:...

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Latest GRACE Book release; ‘Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies’

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GRACE has released a second book: ‘Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East Changing Selves, Changing Societies’ after several years of in-depth Qualitative Action research. This book comes 5 years after the first GRACE book: African Women and ICTs : Investigating technology, gender and empowerment was released in 2009. The chapters of this book...

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Gender and ICT in Africa: ICT Career Women Speak Out about ICT, Gender and Education in Kenya

Abagi, Okwach. 2006. “Gender and ICT in Africa: ICT Career Women Speak Out about ICT, Gender and Education in Kenya,” in International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter, UNESCO. Although the three professional women did not face obvious gender discrimination or stereotyping during their school days, they believe that girls were and are...

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Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment

Buskens, Ineke. 2006. “Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment,” in International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter, UNESCO. The dream for GRACE is to evolve into a sustainable research network that will continue to engage research into women, ICTs and gender issues beyond the limited time frame of this project and...

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Bridging the Divides

Ineke Buskens hosted a pre-conference wiki for the ICTD2010 conference, hosted by the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London. The wiki was themed ‘Bridging the Divides’. The Pre-conference wiki was a space in which people could virtually share their perspectives on ICTs and development. These insights where then put forward in discussions...

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Agency and Reflexivity in ICT4D Research: Questioning Women’s Options, Poverty, and Human Development

Buskens, Ineke. 2010. “Agency and Reflexivity in ICT4D Research: Questioning Women’s Options, Poverty, and Human Development” Information Technologies & International Development Volume 6, Number SE, Special Edition.

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The Importance of Intent: Reflecting on Open Development for Women’s Empowerment

Buskens, Ineke. 2011. “The Importance of Intent: Reflecting on Open Development for Women’s Empowerment” Information Technologies & International Development Volume 7, Issue 1 – Spring 2011 (Special Issue: Open Development). In their article, “Open ICT Ecosystems Transforming the Developing World,” Matthew L. Smith and Laurent Elder (2010) pose the hypothesis that open social arrangements,...

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Development is a freedom song: ICT to empower women

Buskens, I. 2011. “Development is a freedom song: ICT to empower women.” In Upgrading development: Can technology alleviate poverty? 2011 Cambridge International Development: ICT4D, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, page 20. “The severest limitations to freedom that women in the developing world face are located in their countries’ dire financial situation and in male-dominated norms...

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Free Attitude Interview Manual

Buskens, Ineke. 2011. Free Attitude Interview Manual. The term Free Attitude Interview technique is a translation of the Dutch term: “Vrije Attitude Gesprek” as used by Vrolijk, Dijkema and Timmerman (1980). The Free Attitude Interview developed its characteristic form during an industrial psychological research, the so-called Hawthorne Research in 1929 in the United States....

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