ITU and EIF join forces to reduce the digital gender divide in Burundi, Ethiopia and Haiti

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) announced a joint project to promote the digital ecosystem and improve digital skills for women in least developed countries (LDCs). The project aims to address the ongoing digital gender divide by matching job market supply and demand while facilitating the entrepreneurial activities of women through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). To this aim, the project will focus on nationwide fieldwork by: (a) working with governments and other decision makers to ensure that digital economy policies are gender responsive, (b) working with organisational partners and other members of the local ecosystem to prepare working-age women to navigate in the digital world, (c) working with the private sector to create economic opportunities for working-age women in the digital world.