Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
Discuss the presentations. What resources do women have access to and
control over? What resources do men have access to and control over? Are
there some resources that women have access to but no control over? What
problems does this create? How does this affect use of technology by women
and by men. How does it affect technology development for women? for men?
When key resources are identified we can identify the gender patterns of access to
and control over these resources is often decided by the group who controls it rather
than by those who use it.
It is often overlooked that access and control over resources are not equally
distributed within a household. Because men and women play different roles within a
household they also have different access to and control over resources. New
technology may be less accessible to women than men simply because women have
less access to resources like transport, education, credit or land.
PURPOSE To help participants to identify the gender and technology implications in their
1 hour and 30 minutes
MATERIAL Project scenarios (select from resource pack)
In this activity, the participants will need to role play a typical project scenario linked
to their own experience. It is important that the participants are familiar with each
others’ work if this session is to have a good outcome. So, provide an opportunity for
participants to share their own project experiences before doing this activity. Sharing
experiences can be done in a formal session - or you could build up to this by a
series of informal evening sessions. Suggestion for a formal session is provided at the
end of this exercise