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                                                                   Networking for Communications Challenged Communities:

                                                                   Architecture, Test Beds and Innovative Alliances


Gender and inclusion perspectives

Physical connectivity as well as social organization at local as well as global scale work together to create genuine access to information and communication technology. This insight has guided the N4C work, and in the case of N4C this has meant focusing on a new technical paradigm for people and situations that do not fit the normal scenarios for which the Internet as well as for instance mobile telephony are designed. The idea behind this focus is that, aspects of the global heritage, such as cultural diversity, can be supported by well adjusted technology. This idea has carried the common work and motivated the Coordination being situated at the Gender and Technology unit, at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. A gender studies perspective includes, additionally to the social justice perspective, a profound interest in promoting diversity in science and technology development.

A joint African – European gender and access perspective – look at the poster Complexities of Access to the Internet: Examples from Sweden & Uganda.

The author of this poster, Dr. Caroline Wamala, continued after receiving her PhD at Luleå Unviersity of Technology to work at SPIDER, The Swedish Program for ICT caroline_wamala_full_uppl.jpgin Developing Regions.

Complexities of Access to the Internet.


For an introduction to the Gender studies perspective in N4C – see N4C Deliverable 2.4

Inclusion in Innovations systems and environments are discussed in the article Women, reindeer herding and the Internet

by M. Lindberg and M. Udén http://www.n4c.eu/Download/Article%20Lindberg%20Udén%202010%20Published.pdf