In 2019, EQUALS held a voting process in which every partner had the opportunity to propose and vote on projects to undertake in 2020. Each project that was selected supports the mission and vision of the entire partnership.
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World Bank, the EQUALS Access Coalition and GSMA have come together to launch three digital literacy pilot programs focusing on women and girls in three African countries.
National EQUALS Access Coalition Initiative
Identify countries for coordinated action by Access Coalition partners. In these countries, increase access to and use of the internet for women.
Examine ICT access and use and the acquisition of digital skills in relation to three areas of social disadvantage: disability, gender, and socioeconomic status.
Digital Ambassador Program
Increase digital literacy, access and use of online systems and services in Rwanda. Position young women and men as leaders of community and digital transformation in order to support employment and economic growth.
Pilot project in 5 countries to help women attain future-focused skills in the digital field and earn a recognized official record of the knowledge.
What Makes for a Female Leader in the Digital Economy?
Identify traits of a female leader in the digital economy, and inform the tech industry how to empower women and identify the next generation of emerging female talent.
Prepare women in the tech sector to meet the needs of investors and secure investment leads.
Detect bias such as sexism and ageism in AI and develop a "fairness AI."
Gender-disaggregated Data on ICTs in Africa
Determine the extent to which African countries collect sex-disaggregated data on ICTs. Identify ways to improve the capacity of national statistics offices to collect gender data.
Young Women Networks Promoting Gender-sensitive Technology
Analyze Latin American young women’s networks and NGOs devoted to the promotion and support of tech and entrepreneur skills for girls and young women.