Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
INVOLVING WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
PURPOSE:- To make participants understand the importance of involving women in
ACTIVITY Role Play
Ask seven participants to volunteer for the role play. Explain the context and
the different roles to the participants. Give them time to prepare.
Carry out the role play
Discuss the role play. What happened? Why?
THE ROLE PLAY - DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES
Field Worker (male)
The field worker has a technology package that he wants to introduce to the community.
(The role playing team can choose the technology). He tries hard to convince the
group about the new technology. He selects only men as participants for the training.
Tries hard to explain what they have been doing all these years with knowledge learnt from
their grand mothers and mothers. Want to know how the technology the field worker
is introducing can improve their activities. Can’t see why women should not
participate in the training.
Village women (two)
Supports the woman leader’s views
Old man from the village
Explains that things have gone on succesfully all these years and it is not necessary to
introduce anything new.
Young men from the village (two)
Wants the training programme to go on as planned as they want to participate. They think
the knowledge that the old woman is talking about is old fashioned. They want to be