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GEM-TECH Awards 2016: Winners

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards

All of the winning projects demonstrated outstanding work to promote the empowerment of women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT), and a commitment to bridging the gender digital divide. The winners were selected by a committee of experts from ITU and UN Women. ​ ​
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Category 1: APPLY TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

Aliadas En Cadena A.C. – Venezuela

Established in 2006, Aliadas en Cadena has over ten years of experience advancing women's empowerment in Venezuela by supporting low-income women through training programmes in ICT and technology workshops.

They help unemployed women take control of their economic lives through computer training courses, employment skills, personal development, money management skills and support for business startups. They have directly benefitted 20,452 women through computer training, ICT workshops and Entrepreneurial workshops.

While women are completing their ICT course the participants also attend seminars on "Skills for Life" where the participants gain skills related to personal, social and economic empowerment.

Category 2: PROMOTE WOMEN IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation – Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Togo, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and South Africa

WAAW Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. Their mission is to increase the pipeline of African women entering into Science and Technology fields and to empower African women to become impactful leaders, change agents and technology innovators through STEM engagement.

Their programmes have impacted 21 000 secondary girls by college-to-secondary mentoring, they have awarded 31 College scholarships and they have trained 200 College fellows.

Category 3: DEVELOP GENDER RESPONSIVE ICT GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND ACCESS

World Wide Web Foundation - Global

The World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) expands access to the Internet through their programmes the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), TechMousso, and Women's Rights Online. Working in partnership with over 160 organisations, they reach into 70 countries, affecting over 2 billion people. In the past two years, their work has changed policies and practices for the better in more than 10 countries.

They focus on three key dimensions of human rights online: expand access to the Web for the 60% of the planet who are still not connected; ensure that everyone's voices can be heard online; innovate to make knowledge and data freely accessible to all online.​

 

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