Intel to empower 5m women [Africa]

Author: Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen, Daily Trust, Published on: 18 May 2014

Five million women are to benefit from capacity building in digitalisation through a new gender based initiative by Intel tagged, ‘She Will Connect’. The programme...is focused on empowering girls and women to bridge [the] digital divide...in Africa...Speaking about the scheme, the company’s...John Davies disclosed that the firm believes that when girls and women are connected to the world through technology, they are connected to a world of opportunity...[noting that] 25% fewer women are online than men, and in sub-Saharan Africa, the gap rises to 43%...[T]he initiative...strives to halve the digital gender gap in Africa, by empowering five million women through digital literacy programs...Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa Regional Office said, “...We will work together with Intel to connect high potential but disadvantaged young women in...African countries to online jobs through tools and training that will...assist them in successfully accessing online jobs, earn an income and build their skills and digital work experience.

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