Unlocking Women and Technology

Details of the organization
iSpace Foundation
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Unlocking Women and Technology
Providing women and girls with the necessary ICT skills needed to for work and also create their own businesses. We achieve this by providing ICT training, mentoring and funding. There is a global drive to get more women involved in the technology field to counteract the lack of gender diversity and we are part of it! Part of this imbalance has been caused by the long-held notion that tech is of interest only to men, and that women have no place in a technological development environment. There is a significant skills gap in the sector and we (tech) should be looking to fill it in any way we can. In our experience, we have found that much of the problem lies in early education as, simply put, schools are not doing enough to foster girls' interest in or enthusiasm for technology. Women have highlighted that career advisors lack sufficient knowledge about the IT sector to advise them on how to access it successfully. iSpace Foundation (GH), in collaboration with local and international partners, has put together a program to challenge gender stereotypes in tech and create various platforms for women (both young and more mature) to access opportunities that will help them see technology as a viable career as well as a tool for business growth.
National implementation: Ghana
Ongoing from 03/07/2017 to 31/07/2019
Comic Relief Radical Leap Mobile Web Ghana Ghana Code Club Google

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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