Agriculture / Women

ICTs and empowerment of Indian rural women: What can we learn?

This paper from the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) explores the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in empowering Indian rural women.

The authors conclude that, while most of the ICT initiatives are disseminating new information and knowledge useful for rural women, many are not able to make use of it, due to lack of access to complementary sources of support and services.

They find that knowledge centres and community radio have the greatest potential in reaching women with locally relevant content. There is also immense potential for ICTs to create new employment opportunities for rural women and to contribute significant gains in efficiency and effectiveness in rural women enterprises.

Download the report from the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP)

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