Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
Redistribute the statements so that the field workers’ get the field worker
statements and the villagers’ get the villagers’ statements. Ask the groups to
react to the comments made on the statements.
Discuss the statements and group reactions.
How adequately do the statements reflect attitudes of field workers and of
What are the implications of these statements?
ANALYSIS OF THE VIDEO (please note the video was produced over 10 years ago and is no
longer available, this section is for reference only)
This is an optional exercise to carry out if you have access to facilities to use the video
produced with the resource pack.
To bring the message in the video (to highlight the range of technical skills
possessed by women, and women’s potential for technical innovation) into
context for the participants ask them to relate it to their own experience.
MATERIALS Video (Discovering Technologists)
Participants watch the video
Divide into 3 groups and ask the participants to focus on the following
What prompted the innovations in the film?
Can you think of any innovations form your life and work?
What messages does the film provide on women and
PURPOSE To understand the role of innovation in women’s lives