Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
PLANNING A TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION
PURPOSE Participants will be able to plan a technological intervention taking gender
issues into account
TIME 3 hours
MATERIALS Handout 4 of Steps in Fender Analysis (distribute night before)
Divide the participants into groups of five or six. Ask each group to consider a
community scenario that they are familiar with and to identify a problem -
perhaps one that they are facing already, or a hypothetical one. Either way it
should be one that may be helped by a technological solution (The scenarios
used in Session 11 are some examples. If necessary facilitator can use the
same scenarios for this session too). Tell the participants that they will be
required to plan a project with the community. This exercise will help them go
through the steps for a gender analysis of the project context. The exercise
will also help synthesise what has been learned in previous sessions and apply
it to a practical context.
Explain each step as described in the handout. Discuss. Then leave
participants to develop their project plans.
Each group presents its project plans and the gender analysis to the main
How did the gender analysis help in the formulation of project
Or did it make it more difficult?
How did you feel going through the process?
What do you feel about the final project?
In a real life situation how do you think this gender analysis should
be undertaken? Who should provide the information?