Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Gender Issues in Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) and the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) are inviting applications for the third round of the GenARDIS small grants programme.

The third phase of GenARDIS grants follows two rounds of the implementation of successful projects and an in depth external evaluation. Round 3 will involve a deeper focus on capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and policy outputs. It aims to sustain and deepen the integration of gender perspectives into rural development and ICT4D initiatives, taking into account developments such as web 2.0 in agriculture and rural development and Free and Open Source Software solutions (FOSS).

Organiser: APC as GenARDIS administrative partner (Association of Progressive Communication)

What? A Small Grants Fund to address Gender Issues in Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP Countries) : 15 grants @ 7,000 Euro

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2008

Reference: 2008 Call for Applications: GenARDIS Round 3
Related: 2005 Winners:
Awareness-building, training and implementation project of an agricultural information system based on ICTs, at the benefit of ten women's groups in the Dassa-Zoumé district in Benin
Burkina Faso,
Project to strengthen the ICT skills of 30 peasant women
Promoting the cultivation of healthy vegetables by farmers: a gender approach to using information and communication technologies
Engendering Equality: A Health and Agriculture Community-Based Information and Communication System Project
Widening the Wellhead. Creating and Using a dedicated cellular phone network to add Information, Value and Dignity to the Work of Women in Lesotho’s Agricultural sector
South Africa,
Developing rural expertise in spatial dynamics – participatory GIS in the rooibos tea lands of the Suid Bokkeveld (Northern Cape Province)
South Africa,
Mobile Learning for Change in agricultural production