Ineke Buskens, Anne Webb's African Women and ICTs: Creating New Spaces with Technology PDF

By Ineke Buskens, Anne Webb

ISBN-10: 1848131917

ISBN-13: 9781848131910

ISBN-10: 1848131925

ISBN-13: 9781848131927

This book explores the ways that ladies in Africa make the most of details and verbal exchange applied sciences to facilitate their empowerment; even if during the cellular village cell company, via net use, or via new profession and ICT employment possibilities. in accordance with the result of an in depth learn undertaking, this well timed books good points chapters in response to unique fundamental box learn undertaken through lecturers and activists who've investigated events inside their very own groups and international locations. The dialogue comprises such matters because the suggestion of ICTs for empowerment and as brokers of switch, ICTs within the struggle opposed to gender-based violence, and the way ICTs will be used to re-conceptualize private and non-private areas.

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Research methodology The Fantsuam Foundation conducted this research in Kafanchan, Nigeria. Fantsuam has a thriving microfinance service for rural women farmers, and they were the partners for this project. The research team comprised microfinance field officers and ICT instructors from Fantsuam Academy. Clients of the Fantsuam Foundation’s microfinance programme were informed of the research, and those communities that were more easily accessible by road during the study period and which indicated in­terest were shortlisted for participation.

This project used the following research methods: free call sessions, baseline information collection, focus group discussions, semi-structured interviews, self-reflection and questionnaires. These qualitative research methods were selected to ensure adequate coverage, recognition and documentation of the participants’ experiences. The multiple-methods approach improved the reliability of the findings and provided opportun­ ities for triangulation. The bulk of the research was conducted in the most widely spoken local language, Hausa.

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