The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants programme has been awarding grants to support work at the grassroots level on gender-related issues in ICTs for agricultural and rural development since 2002. The geographic focus is African, Caribbean and Pacific regions. This book tells the story of the GenARDIS journey thus far, provides lessons learned, stories from grantees and recommendations for policy makers. It shows how the project facilitates local capacity building in ICTs to empower women and gives grassroots initiatives the kick-start they need to bring about economic empowerment in their communities.
As David Dolly, based at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, GenARDIS grantee 2005 and jury member 2008, says:
“The GenARDIS projects provided numerous practical insights regarding how ICTs can promote successful gendered outcomes for livelihoods, food security and food sovereignty. Radio drama, mobile phone and open software applications were some of the original approaches that I’ve found particularly inspiring.”
The book is available in both English and French and is 48 pages long.
It has been produced by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) with the generous support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, one of the GenARDIS partners.
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