Gigi-tal is the New Digital: Gender Transformative Applications for Digital Scaling, Development, and Employment

Author(s): 
Liliana Rodriguez, Bo Percival, Markus Huurinainen, Julie Perdue
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Save the Children, Plan International, Accenture
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Oct 4, 2019

 

What do girls need? That is the first question that Save the Children, Plan International and Accenture ask when designing skilling and digital solutions for youth to thrive in a digital economy. Many implementers succeed to enroll 50% of girls, but struggle to retain them in the program or place them in jobs for which they were trained.

Learn about recent market research on the new skills needed for inclusion in the digital economy, the benefits of a gender diverse workplace, and barriers that may keep skilled females from full inclusion. We'll discuss what cases from Mexico, Bangladesh, Philippines and Indonesia tell us about key gender transformative principles.

In this participatory session, we’ll solicit 20 questions from the participants on the cases presented. Please come to the session with examples from your own organization and be prepared to show how your solutions align with the gender transformative design principles.

Topic: 
Digital Jobs
Regions: 
Asia, Southeast Asia, & the Pacific
Latin America & the Caribbean
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Conflict Area
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy/Education
Livelihoods
Market Development
Microfinance
Rural Development
Technology
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Urban Development
Women
Youth