Melinda Gates pushes G7 to close digital gender gap in Africa

Posted in: Digital Divide at 19/07/2019 23:22

World leaders are to pledge to shape the technological revolution sweeping through Africa by acting to lift the threat of 400 million predominantly rural women being excluded from digital financial services.

G7 finance ministers meeting in France are to endorse a paper from the Gates Foundation saying there is a serious risk that digital technology and mobile banking will bypass millions of women in Africa, leaving them disempowered for a generation.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/17/g7-leaders-to-back-tech-revolution-for-african-women

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