Launched in 2018, the USAID WomenConnect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women access and use technology.
While most of the world is becoming increasingly connected, the gender gap in mobile Internet use in some countries is over 51 percent. Advancing women’s digital connectivity is a key component to ensuring women’s economic empowerment.
To date, USAID has awarded over $4.9 million to 16 WomenConnect Challenge grantees working to address barriers limiting women’s access to technology and to connect nearly 6 million women in 16 countries.
Learn more about the WomenConnect Challenge here.