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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2005–March 31, 2007
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

Women’sNet is a women-led, non-governmental organization that provides training and skills development in the information communication technology field for women in the nonprofit sector. Its primary goal is to ensure that women have the skills and expertise to take full advantage of information communication.Multiyear funding will enable Women’sNet to make information communication technology accessible to disadvantaged and marginalized women; provide gender-sensitive training and support to women-led community-based organizations in strategic Internet use; explore opportunities for collaboration and networking; disseminate information relevant to women in formats accessible to women who are not directly linked to the Internet; and help organizations develop effective information management systems.Recent accomplishments included training women entrepreneurs on how make the best use of technology to advance their businesses; developing a framework for assessing the impact of information communication technology projects and programs; and creating an online resource on gender and information communication technology training.