[SDI-Africa] 2008 Call for Applications: GenARDIS Round 3

Kate Lance klance_remote at yahoo.com
Wed May 21 08:18:15 EDT 2008

Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) / Genre, agriculture, développement rural et société de l’information
The third phase of GenARDIS grants 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 in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries, taking into account developments such as web 2.0 in agriculture and rural development and Free and Open Source Software solutions (FOSS). GenARDIS round 3 proposals can be aimed at: 
- Understanding gender differences in the use of ICTs 
- Promoting ICT use among rural women (sensitisation) 
- Improving rural women’s access to ICTs 
- Improving the skills and capacities of rural women in using ICTs 
- Increasing the attractiveness of ICTs for rural women by providing relevant content 
- Using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) applications 
This is a competitive call for applications for 15 non-renewable grants of up to 7,000 Euros. The deadline for receipt of applications is 2 June 2008. 

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