Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
TECHNOLOGY AND THE POLICY ENVIRONMENT
PURPOSE: To help participants understand the influence that the policy environment can
have on their lives and how they can influence the policy environment
MATERIAL DIH case studies: Nkejje (CS 4), Tonga (CS 7)
Distribute the case studies to the participants and ask them to read them
Discuss the case studies. What policy measures were described in the two
case studies? How did they affect the women’s lives? How did they affect the
ways in which women used technology? How did the women react?
Divide the participants into groups of three. Ask each group to take an
experience from their own lives of where policies of governments either at the
national or local levels, significantly affected the use of technology in their
lives or the lives of their communities. Ask them to write a case study based
on this experience.
Read out the case studies.
Discuss what can be done about influencing/changing such policies.
Step 5 can be carried out briefly by the whole group, or it can become more detailed
by breaking into small groups again, to produce recommendations for strategies. In
this case allow a further 45 minutes.