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The gender digital divide in francophone Africa : a harsh reality

> Enda Editions, Etudes et Recherches, n°244, Dakar, 2005, 90 p. (...)

"The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa : A Harsh Reality" is part of the French-language series "Etudes et recherches" published by ENDA. These occasional papers are series of monographs, published as a supplement to the journal African environment - Environmental studies and regional planning bulletin. This document presents the main results of the research on the "Gender digital divide in Francophone Africa : data and indicators", which was carried out in 2004-2005 by the Gender and ICT Network (Réseau genre et TIC), with the sponsorship of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) based in Ottawa, Canada.
The "Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa" research project, undertaken by the Gender and ICT Network, found that women overall have one chance in three less than men of benefiting from the African Information Society in the six countries included in the study (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal). Furthermore, any connection between gender and ICT issues is largely unrecognised. The quantitative and qualitative evidence presented by the research, which justifies the alarms raised by gender specialists within the information society, appeals to public and civil society policymakers to implement actions towards a more inclusive and fair society in terms of gender.


date of on-line publication : 3 November 2006


CORRUPTION: Victims, perpetrators and stereotypes

> AfricaFiles Ezine, Vol. 2 (July-December 2005) (...)

Corruption has been identified as one of the biggest obstacles to Africa’s social, economic and political development due to its negative effects on the continent’s stability. In a report presented in September 2002, the African Union (AU) estimated that corruption costs African economies in excess of US$148 billion a year. But how should corruption in Africa be viewed or addressed?
Looking through Other Origins of the Informal Economy in Africa, AU and NEPAD Anti-Corruption Measures, and examining the Nigerian Case Study, this file takes a hard look at those who lecture African nations on governance and corruption.  read

date of on-line publication : 9 December 2005

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