Finalists announced for the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards

ITU and UN Women select outstanding projects to empower women and girls through innovative technologies

ITU and UN Women announced today the fourteen finalists for the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards to advance women’s participation in the ICT sector. This annual award honours outstanding projects and programmes around the world that promote the empowerment of women and girls through innovative uses of technologies.

The third annual GEM-TECH Awards received 311 nominations from 81 countries from a wide range of organisations and entities coming from government, industry and academia as well as civil society. Nominations covered a number of topics including women’s safety apps, e-government solutions, e-agri projects to support women’s economic empowerment and innovative digital skills training for women and girls.

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