Gender and Technology: Empowering Women, Engendering Development

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A practical guide to integrating gender into technology and development, this book demonstrates why gender awareness needs to be integrated into technology transfer. Opening with an overview of the debate, the author looks at how technological developoment can be both threat and ally to women in their various roles. She provides a model training programme for successful technology transfer and also examines the benefits of existing market-driven technological promotion.The second part focuses on the integration of gender into development projects. It presents a series of case studies and a useful list of issues to consider when introducing technology to women's enterprises - showing failures as well as successes.Accessible and clearly written, this book willbe an invaluable guide for students, academics and practitioners in development and women's studies as well as for gender trainers and all those involved in technology transfer.

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Contents

Technology inputs for womens small enterprises
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Training in women and technology
53
Involving women in the marketdriven promotion
68
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About the author (1998)

Saskia Everts is a gender consultant for TOOLConsult, the Netherlands.

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