Digital change is increasingly leading to digital gaps. Around 200 million fewer women than men have access to the Internet worldwide, as access to the Internet is increasingly recognised as an important prerequisite for social and economic participation. Women are also highly underrepresented in digital professions, and there are not enough visible role models for girls and young women who are interested in these professions.
Our partners from GIZ and Impact Hub Manila set up eSkills4Girls which aims to tackle the digital gender divide by increasing the participation of women and girls in the technology / digital economy. They will do this through social enterprises promoting women in tech, with proven and scalable potential.
Teams will be selected from Accra, Manila, Odessa, and Sao Paolo to present at the Women20 Summit in Berlin this April 2017. Winning teams will also receive a package of support from GIZ and Impact Hub to further scale their ideas.
6 teams will be selected, 50% of which should be women, to join the 2-day workshop on March 28 - 29. From the 6 teams, teams will be chosen to go to Berlin on April 27, 2017.
Deadline of submissions are on March 10, 2017. Apply to eSkills4Girls today and share with friends!