Date of Meeting: 14 March 2018

Meeting Organizer: UNESCO

ISJC Staff Present: Captain Beatrice Ayabagabo

Reporter: Captain Beatrice Ayabagabo

Which SDG does this topic cover? 4, 5, 8, 10

Type of meeting: CSW Parallel Event

Brief summary of presentation of information made

  • There is a gender divide in access to and use of digital technology in rural areas, with poorer access for women and girls.
  • Stakeholders from all groups contributed to a discussion on potential political principles to advocate for gender responsive digital skills, in particular in the global South.


What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?

  • All speakers who presented demonstrated the need for exposure of girls to ICT at an early stage, even at pre-school level
  • There is a shortage of teachers able to teach ICT in schools in some countries and more need to be trained.


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Tags: United Nations, SDG10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG4: Quality Education, SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG5: Gender Equality