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ICT Update - Call for articles - Women and ICTs

ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for their forthcoming issue on Women and ICTs. The editors would like to hear from anyone working on agricultural or rural development projects that emphasize the role and position of women in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, where ICTs (mobile phones, computers, GIS, email, internet, radio, TV, etc) are used to improve employment opportunities or to encourage an interest in traditional agricultural practices. They are also looking for projects that focus on empowerment, female rural entrepreneurship or capacity building. If you are involved in such a project then please get in touch with brief details on the technology you use, how women are involved, and how it contributes to rural development in ACP countries. The ICT Update team can then send an article outline and list of questions to cover in the article, or organise a time for a telephone interview. Also if you know interesting ICT applications for women in rural areas, or background information, recently published reports, papers or other documents, on the issue, please let the team of ICT Update know. They want to distinguish new trends, want to know if women have more access to ICTs compared with the past and in relation to men, with what kind of ICTs they mostly work with, and how ICTs can improve the empowerment, job possibilities, female entrepreneurship etc. of women in rural areas in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.   They also greatly appreciate the responses to their previous calls for articles, and hope you will continue to support their efforts in forthcoming issues. For more information, send an email to: evert-jan@contactivity.com ICT Update (http://ictupdate.cta.int) is a bimonthly printed bulletin, web magazine, and accompanying e-mail newsletter focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is published in English and French, by CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) in Wageningen in the Netherlands. Evert-jan Quak Editor ICT Update Chris Addison Sr. Programme Coordinator,  Knowledge Management Contactivity by Stationsweg 28 2312 AV Leiden The Netherlands   Tel: +31 (0)71 514 1166 Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) P.O. Box 380 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands   Tel: +31 (0)317 467174  ICT Update on Twitter ICT Update on Facebook ICT Update on LinkedIn