To close the gender digital divide, programs must use technology options tailored to women in developing countries, many of whom are illiterate or have low literacy levels. Innovative video and audio platforms allow women to readily communicate and learn. Offline content on a range of development topics can reach women who do not otherwise have access to the internet. Custom devices and services can meet women’s needs much better than a “universal” technology.

Speakers Dr. Indrani Medhi Thies (Microsoft Research India)

Tara Hopkins (Mali Health)

Osama Manzar (Digital Empowerment Foundation)