From 16 April to 7 May 2014, the Technical Centre or Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF) organised an e-debate on “Enhancing Young Women’s engagement in ICT and Agriculture” to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day.
The objectives of the e-debate were to:
- Discuss the objectives and the use of ICT by young girls and women in the agricultural sector and share experiences from various ACP countries;
- Discuss the opportunities, challenges faced and perspectives concerning the use of ICT by young women agricultural or ICT entrepreneurs offering services for the agricultural sector;
- Contribute to the celebration of the International Girls in ICT Day.
On the basis of the e-discussion, the organizers have prepared the report "Enhancing Young Women’s engagement in ICT and Agriculture", a document summarizing initiatives and experiences shared, the challenges identified, and the proposed recommendations.