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Boosting women`s participation in digitisation: Gender Digital Policy Framework launched

 


As part of activities to commemorate the 2022 International Women`s Day, the Gender Digitization and Formulation Consult, a not-for-profit organization, has launched the Gender Digital Policy Framework in Tamale to help increase women`s participation in the digital economy.  The programme, which is being supported by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, also seeks to bridge the gender digital gap. 

 The programme is expected to train about a million social media interns, most of which would be women. Speaking at the launch, the Head of Digital Policy at the Gender Digitisation and Formulation Consult, Mr E.K. Sagoe, said the Gender Digital Policy Framework has come as a catalyst to help support the government`s digitization agenda. 

 For him, “Increased participation of women in the digital economy will be of great importance to the nation given that women constitute 51 per cent of the national population and contribute significantly to economic development.” He explained that the organization would enroll interested persons, trained them and give them the needed employable skills in order to become more competitive in the job market. 

  Sagoe said, for example, people trained by NGOs can be hired by government agencies, businesses and nonprofits to remotely manage their social media platforms. He said the program would begin with a few internships before expanding to other parts of the country. 

 Bushila Al-Hassan, Director of the Northern Regions of the Gender Equality Bureau, on behalf of the Minister of Gender Equality, Children and Social Protection, said the Gender Digital Policy Framework is a beneficiary project through channels provided by the framework, including: He said it would help improve. E-learning, e-commerce and remote work. 

 Therefore, he praised the Gender Digitization and Formulation Consultation for this initiative and stated that it would provide many opportunities for young people in Ghana. "In my opinion, the GDP framework introduced by Gender Digitization & Formation Consult will make a significant contribution to the government's digitalization program for women," Alhassan said.

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