TRAINING TOOLS ON THE USE OF ICTS FOR THE PROMOTION OF LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL WOMEN

The Training Tools on the Use of ICTs for the Promotion of Livelihood of Rural Women were developed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) and with support from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Government of Australia.

The training tools have 2 components:

  1. Basic Computer and Internet Literacy Training materials consisting of a Student Manual, Instructor’s Manual and an expandable Exercise Databank.
  2. Interactive customized training materials for the promotion of livelihood of women focusing in the area of farming.

The ITU successfully organized in December 2009 a trial training on these tools in Paro, Leyte, a fourth class municipality in the Philippines. The training was hosted by the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT), Philippines with support from the local government of Paro. CICT is currently planning for the replication of the programme in other areas of the country.

A similar training programme will be conducted in Punakha, Bhutan in March 2010. This time, the customized training materials will focus in weaving, the livelihood of many women in Punakha. The materials will soon be available in this site.

The tools are simple, easy to use and can be replicated with minimal changes.