Gender-Just Digital Innovation in Africa
GeDIA is a network of women change-makers united in a common aim: More gender-just digital future in Africa.
Gender Equality is a Sustainable Development Goal in itself (SDG 5) and also has been shown to have significant secondary effects on the achievement of other development goals. Thus, women and men stand to gain from more gender-equal societies, yet in the areas of digital innovation, digital literacy and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) gender equality is often an afterthought. Women are frequently framed as “hard-to-reach”, relatively passive participants who need special encouragement to be included.
GeDIA is different: We seek to shift this framing to see women as change-makers actively shaping digital futures in Africa. We unite leading women change-makers from various sectors to engage in action research with women (and male allies) across African countries to co-create more gender-just digital futures. Please browse our Members page to find out more about the inspiring women (and men) who are part of the GeDIA team!
Funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Read more HERE