Po­ten­tial of gender-spe­cific di­git­al­isa­tion

Information and communication technology (ICT) provides education in the battle against climate change.

Greater transparency leads to greater climate competence, both in opportunities for involvement and in accessing information from reputable sources. The decisive factor here is free access to ICT for all communities. But this is not the case in many of the world's regions. Current structures mean that women are significantly affected. For example, 300 million fewer women than men worldwide have access to the mobile internet.x

Info: Used properly, ICT can make a vital contribution to empowering women, minorities and people living in poverty, and improve their ability to adapt to climate change and climate-related disasters. Ultimately, however, equal access to wide-coverage ICT means one thing above all: fundamental improvements in how women, minorities and people living in poverty participate in socio-political processes.


  1. Source: GSMA (2020) The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020, p.2