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Written By Alessia Nana Ababio

Global digitalisation and technological innovation are continuously revolutionising how we communicate, work and study. However, the Internet, one of the most empowering technologies the world has ever seen, is not equally accessible to women, and the gender divide risks driving further inequalities. African women in particular are under-represented in the digital economy; a reality that threatens to further economically dis-empower and entrench their gender-inequality.

The panel on “Bridging the digital gender divide — Insights from academia” at the CODE online forum, moderated by Dr Winfred Onyas (University of Leicester/Principal Investigator, CODE), convened three academic experts…

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Written by Corall Azouri

On the 20th of January we hosted the CODE Forum, an online event which brought together digital stakeholders from Ghana, Uganda, the UK and across the globe to share ideas about how the African digital gender divide can be addressed. Below we highlight some of the key insights that emerged from the ‘Accelerating gender-lens investment in Africa’ panel discussion featuring Carolyn Kirabo (M-Kyla Ventures), Kenneth Legesi (Ortus Africa), Josie Middleton (IFC) and Amma Sefa-Dedeh Lartey (Social Enterprise Ghana)

Women-led start-ups in Africa remain under-funded receiving less than 5% of venture capital. On one hand promising women…

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Witten by Maeva Yrio

Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) is a global network working collaboratively to bridge the digital gender divide in Africa. We held the CODE Forum on 20th of January which brought together digital ecosystem stakeholders, academic and industry partners from Ghana, Uganda, the UK and across the globe to share ideas and discuss how the African digital gender gap can be addressed. Below are some insights that emerged from our panel discussion on African digital skills and entrepreneurship programmes with Favour Nma Ozichukwu (iSpace), Gideon Brefo (HapaSpace) and Maryanne Karamagi (SilverBolt). …

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Written by Maeva Yrio

Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) is a global network working collaboratively to bridge the digital gender divide in Africa. Below we discuss the gender funding gap and the role that gender-lens investment can play in addressing this challenge. Interested in learning more? Join us at the CODE Forum on 20th January to hear from our panel of experts as we discuss how to accelerate gender-lens investment in Africa.

The Gender Funding Gap

Despite their determination and eagerness to succeed, African women are subjected to a significant paradox. Although the number of female entrepreneurs outweighs that of…

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“We hope to see a community of youths, unleashing their talents through sustainable tech-driven businesses.”

HapaSpace are making change happen. We recently spoke with our partners over at the HapaSpace innovation hub in Ghana, to find out how they are addressing the digital gender divide in Africa. From supporting women-led tech start-ups to developing youths STEM skills, this hub is facing the challenge of Bridging the Digital Gender Divide head on.

  1. Tell us about your organisation. What is your mission and what do you do?

HapaSpace was founded as part of the response to assist young adults in the city of Kumasi, Ghana. …

Digital technologies are transforming Africa’s social and economic landscape. Across the region, digital innovations are helping to make essential services in healthcare, education, finance and energy available to larger proportions of the population. However, along with their many benefits, the widespread use of digital technologies presents a growing challenge for marginalised groups who are often excluded from these solutions. In particular, the digital gender divide poses a major risk to Africa’s socio-economic development. African women and girls continue to face barriers in accessing and benefiting from digital innovation. …

Coalition for Digital Equality

Building a more equal and prosperous African digital future.

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