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Women and Information Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Women and Information Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Author(s): Victor W. Mbarika (Louisiana State University, USA), Fay Cobb-Payton (North Carolina State University, USA), Stephanie Duplechain (Iowa State University, USA), Eunice Mbarika (Our Lady of the Lakes University, USA) and Atieno Ndede-Amadi (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 5
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch203
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

“ICTs are important tools that provide the [Sub-Saharan Africa] woman access to lifelong learning and training, to productive assets, and to credit. Neglecting to give women access to these tools not only deprives them and their families of income, but reduces the skill-level of a nation’s human resource, limits national productivity, and bars a country from being competitive in the global market” (International Telecommunications Union, 2003).

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