Women@internet questions on intro, ch 7-9


1)     pp. 102-3 What is the APC? (NGO stands for non-governmental organization; typically non-profit social service).

2)     Pp. 103-4 Why does the APC have a women’s program?

3)     104-5 What was the APC survey trying to find out? What issues were covered by the NGOs they surveyed?

4)     106-107 What were some of the challenges and solutions to women’s access to IT found by the APC survey?

5)     107-108 What were the differences between north and south, male and female, and various training experiences?

6)     110 why might Latin America and Canada have more wealth than Africa, but higher funding barriers?

7)     111-112 What are some commonalities and differences in the individual responses from the survey?

8)     114-116 What was GK97, and how did women’s groups get involved?

9)     118-119 How did the women’s lobby analyze the problem, and what initiatives did they undertake?

10)119-121 What were the outcomes of the women’s lobby at GK97?

11)122-123 What were some possible negative outcomes of the women’s lobby at GK97?

12)125-126 What does the women’s lobby envision for future steps?

13)128-129 What kinds of concerns have they raised for the future of women and IT in the international arena?

14)131 How did the author come to be doing research on IT and women in Africa?

15)132-4 How do trade relations affect IT adoption in Africa?

16)135-137 What role does state regulation play in IT adoption in Africa?

17)137-139 What role can IT play in development?

18)139-141 What existing structures can IT build on in Africa?

19)141-144 What kinds of creative partnerships (in the language of Latour and Escobar, “hybrids,” or as Donna Haraway would call them, cyborgs) can help establish IT in Africa?