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Wednesday, December 20 • 09:00 - 10:00
ITU/UN Women EQUALS in Tech Panel Discussion: Closing the gender digital divide (OF26)

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Launched by ITU and UN Women in 2014, the EQUALS in Tech Awards (formerly known as the GEM-TECH Awards) celebrate initiatives that are closing the gender digital divide. The annual EQUALS in Tech Awards are a contribution from ITU and UN Women to EQUALS, the Global Partnership for Digital Gender Equality. The panel session will be held to give the winners of the EQUALS in Tech Award the opportunity to share their experiences and commitment towards bridging the gender digital divide as a way of promoting the social and economic inclusion of girls and women.

Following from the EQUALS in Tech Awards Ceremony to be held on December 19, this session will give the winners the opportunity to highlight lessons learned and best practices looking forward, as well as challenges in running their projects.

Tag 1: Gender Issues
Tag 2: Access and Diversity
Tag 3: Internet-based Innovation

Join us for a welcome breakfast in front of Room XXV at 8:20 AM before the Panel Discussion begins. 

  • Anna Fälth, Manager, EmpowerWomen, UN Women
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership Department, International Telecommunication Union
  • Sonia Su Herring, ISOC Youth Representative
  • 3 Award winners

Name of Online Moderator: Anna Falth
Past IGF Participation: Yes
Report Link:
Name: Ms. Anna Fälth
Organizational Affiliation: UN Women

Session Organizers
avatar for Loyce Witherspoon

Loyce Witherspoon

Junior Project Officer, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Fascinated by intersectionality, gender digital inclusion, and new and emerging technologies.

Wednesday December 20, 2017 09:00 - 10:00 CET
Room XXV - E United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)