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Embracing Change for Collective Impact. This year’s Summit theme reflects our optimism for the future and our recognition of the rapid change happening in our sector and in technology. True to NetHope’s legacy, our collaboration to explore, understand, and chart a course  to help our sector use technology well is key to achieving our respective missions.  With a renewed focus on working together, we can fully realize the promise of technology to impact our work, our organizations and our world.
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Monday, November 2 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Exploring the Gender Gap: Why Do We Need to Focus on Women? LIMITED

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Fundamentally, greater involvement of women means more successful ICTD programs, but most ICTD projects fall short on effectively serving women. What is this “gender gap” we hear about all the time, and why is it important for all ICTD practitioners to focus on it? In addition to equity and fairness, what are the tangible benefits for women, society, and ICTD projects when women are considered a different user group than men? This talk will explore these benefits, discuss actionable strategies for reaching and involving women, and provide examples of effective gender-balanced ICTD efforts that do not threaten men or jeopardize women -- which are often the outcomes of poorly-considered gender and technology programming. After discussing some of these issues, participants will get the opportunity to “workshop” their own ICTD projects under a gender lens… and leave with new insights and strategies to employ.

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Revi Sterling

Deputy Chief of Party, NetHope
Dr. Revi Sterling is Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-GBI alliance at NetHope. She manages the Women and the Web Alliance - a multi-partner effort in Kenya and Nigeria - as part of her portfolio of ICTD applications for GBI. Prior to NetHope, Revi started and directed the first ICTD graduate program at the ATLAS Institute at the United States at the University of Colorado, spearheaded gender equity work at Microsoft Research, and has been... Read More →

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NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 43 international NGOs working on some of the world’s toughest challenges... Read More →

Monday November 2, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Lounge 9 - 0.9.30

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