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Banyan Global Participates in 2021 Global Digital Development Forum

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Banyan Global participated in a panel discussion titled “USAID’s Digital Strategy: What Does it Mean for You?” at the 2021 Global Digital Development Forum organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Chemonics, Save the Children, TechChange, IREX, IntraHealth International, and the Digital Impact Alliance. Banyan Global highlighted practical tools and resources developed to address the Gender Digital Divide.

The Gender Digital Divide Desk ReviewGender Analysis Technical Resource and Risk Mitigation Technical Note support the USAID Digital Strategy through the “Closing the Gender Digital Divide” initiative and its objectives to: scale understanding of the gender digital divide across the Agency; provide tools for USAID staff to support host countries in overcoming the barriers to women’s access and use of digital technology; and, provide further evidence of the benefits and risks relating to women’s access to and use of information and communications technology.

The gender digital divide documents were produced under the USAID-funded Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality Technical Assistance task order through the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.