GenARDIS 2002 - 2010 Des petites subventions qui ont transformé la vie des femmes en agriculture

Publié par APC. Ce livre a été produit avec le soutien du Centre de recherches en développement international (CRDI), Canada.

GenARDIS 2002 - 2010 Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture.

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.

GenARDIS grantee wins Africa Rural Connect contest

janvier 18, 2011 Uganda

In 2008-2009, Ugandan organisation Toro Development Network (ToroDev) was awarded a small grant through the APC’s Gender and agriculture and rural development in the information society (GenARIDS) project. No more than a year later, the grass roots organisation has been awarded $12, 000 through the Africa Rural Connect contest, to continue its work in helping small-scale rural farmers – many of which are women – learn to use technologies such as mobile phones, radios and computers.

ToroDev’s award-winning project focusses on building the capacity of small-scale maize farmers in one of Uganda’s poorest regions.

Petites subventions, grands chagements pour les femmes rurales

septembre 20, 2010

Une Éthiopienne apprend à utiliser la technologieUne Éthiopienne apprend à utiliser la technologie

L’accès aux nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) touche autant les hommes que les femmes qui vivent dans des régions éloignées. Pour les gouvernements et le secteur des télécommunications, les infrastructures dans les régions rurales ne sont pas prioritaires car la population y est généralement pauvre et dispersée. Le déploiement des infrastructures et la formation se limitent aux zones urbaines où la population est concentrée et où les profits sont immédiats et fiables. Mais pour les femmes qui vivent en milieu rural, l’accès aux TIC permet de surmonter les nombreux obstacles liés non seulement à l’endroit où elles habitent mais également à des facteurs sexospécifiques.

Sept recommandations pour assurer un accès équitable aux TIC par les femmes rurales

septembre 20, 2010 Boston

Telecentre à Uvira, DRCTelecentre à Uvira, DRCL’analphabétisme, le manque d’électricité et la médiocrité des infrastructures font partie des obstacles qui empêchent les femmes rurales de tirer profit des TIC. Mais ces défis reliés au genre sont rarement pris en considération, et les politiques qui sont développées sans considération envers le contexte particulier les gens ruraux ont moins de chance de réussite, puisqu’ils ne répondent pas aux besoins de tous d’une façon équitable. Voilà pourquoi il est si important d’inclure le genre dans le processus politique. Que peuvent faire les décideurs locaux et nationaux pour résoudre certains de ces problèmes?

Gender, agriculture and ICTs: What you can do with 7000 euros

MONTEVIDEO

In Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo, women’s cassava root crops were being destroyed by pests but thanks to some internet training, they increased their healthy crop production and agricultural knowledge. In the Dominican Republic, women from an agro-processing cooperative learned to better manage their production thanks to an ICT training -many of them were 50 years old or more, which is “old” and “good for nothing” by rural Dominican standards. Find out more about what GenARDIS projects were able to achieve with small grants of about 7000 euros.

Internet research brings solutions to crop diseases
IFDAP, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

In the DRC’s border region of Uvira, women’s cassava root crops were being destroyed by pests.

Small tech grants, big differences for rural women

JOHANNESBURG

Rural Ethiopian woman has opportunities through technologyRural Ethiopian woman has opportunities through technology Women in rural areas play a central role in the agricultural economy of their region, which means that they often work long hours, leaving little time for learning how to use new technologies. Yet, access to new technologies affect both men and women in remote areas. In a new publication, GenARDIS 2002 – 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture Jenny Radloff explores how seed grants that were disbursed to innovative initiative
—-
Access to new information and communications technologies (ICTs) affects both men and women living in remote areas. Governments and the telecommunications sector do not prioritise infrastructure in rural areas because the population is generally poor and dispersed.

Seven policy tips to ensure rural women equal access to ICTs

United States

Telecentre in Uvira, DRC: Men and women in Uvira, DRC, working in a new telecentre.Telecentre in Uvira, DRC: Men and women in Uvira, DRC, working in a new telecentre.Illiteracy, lack of electricity and poor infrastructure are just some of the challenges that are preventing rural women from benefiting from ICTs. But these gender-related challenges are often overlooked by policy makers, and policies that are developed that don’t consider the specific context of rural men and women are more likely to fail, as they will not meet the needs of everyone equally. This is why the inclusion of gender must be considered in the policy process. What exactly can local and national policy makers do in order to address some of these issues? Policy analyst Sonia Jorge gives some insights.

From an equity perspective, the most basic ICT policy goal should be to increase affordable access to ICTs for all women and men, regardless of geographic location, language, age, race and social class.

La fin de la troisième édition des petites subventions GenARDIS pour les femmes rurales

JOHANNESBURG

EGenARDIS round IIIGenARDIS round IIIn mars, les récipiendaires des subventions de GenARDIS se sont retrouvés pour la dernière fois après plus d’un an de recherche innovatrice et de travail pour améliorer la vie des femmes rurales dans des pays comme l’Ethiopie, la République dominicaine et la Zambie. Les projets étaient aussi variés que les pays dans lesquels ils étaient réalisés allant des groupes de théâtre radiophonique, au contrôle des animaux nuisibles grâce à l’accès aux informations en passant par l’utilisation de la technologie pour promouvoir l’héritage des femmes et leurs droits à la terre. Mais alors que cette troisième édition arrive à sa fin, les participants sont déterminés à étendre la portée de leur travail.

Pourquoi GenARDIS?

GenARDIS est pour la sourde en Ethiopie qui peut à présent produire ses propres revenus à l’aide de la photographie numérique.

The end of GenARDIS small grants for rural women round III

JOHAESBURG

GenARDIS round III: Photo taken of grantees at the final workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa during the knowledge sharing workshop. March 2010.GenARDIS round III: Photo taken of grantees at the final workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa during the knowledge sharing workshop. March 2010.In March GenARDIS grant winners met for the last time after more than a year of innovative research and work to improve rural women’s lives in countries like Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic and Zambia. With projects as diverse as community radio drama groups, pest control through information access and using technology to promote women’s inheritance and land rights, projects were as diverse as the countries they came from. But as this third round of small grants winds down, participants are determined to scale up their work.

Why GenARDIS?

GenARDIS is for the deaf woman in Ethiopia who can now generate her own income through digital photography.