Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: Partnerships as the Key to Achieving Gender Equality

ITU and Partners

Session 329

11:00–12:45, Friday, 16 June 2017 Popov Room 2, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop

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This year’s session will focus on the importance of bridging the gender digital divide as a way of promoting the social and economic inclusion of girls and women. The event will focus on the experience of organizations and private sector that aim to ensure digital equality through projects facilitating access to health services, using digital financial services and encouraging women’s digital entrepreneurship.

This will give the opportunity for the panelists and audience members to share their experiences and action plans towards bridging the gender divide as well as provide then with a platform to engage with other stakeholders working closely on this issue.


Doreen Bogdan-Martin - Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership, International Telecommunications Union


Manu Bhardwaj- Vice President Research and Insight MasterCard.

Simone Conrad, GIZ GmbH (German Corporation for International Cooperation)

Joyce Dogniez, Senior Director of Global Engagement, Internet Society (ISOC).

Verona Collantes-Lebale, Deputy Chief, Secretariat of the UNSG’s High-level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment



Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


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