Digital Solutions to Advance Opportunities for Women and Girls

Event: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Washington, DC

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Online platforms have the ability to shift the power for economic and social development into the hands of people who need it most. Hundreds of millions of people in the Asia Pacific are already using platforms to connect and trade with each other and are now leveraging digital services to help households access finance, health and education services, boost the potential of micro and small businesses, and empower women. Ensuring digital solutions are implemented in ways that promote gender equality is essential to guaranteeing the solutions technology offers are available and relevant to all populations in Asia.

Join us as we discuss how online platforms can help women access more economic opportunities and empower girls in support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive discussion on technology and development in Asia will feature John Karr, senior director of The Asia Foundation’s Technology programs and a founding member of the Partnership for Online Platforms and Sustainable Development, and Melody Zavala, director of The Asia Foundation’s Let’s Read initiative, a free digital library and translation platform for children. Barbara Rodriguez, associate director of the Women’s Empowerment team, will moderate the discussion.

Please email dc.events@asiafoundation.org or call (202) 588-9420 to register for this event.

Related locations: Washington DC
Related programs: Empower Women, Technology & Development

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