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A review of gender and technologies: case of central Uganda


MOJ Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
James Menya, Noble Banadda, Nicholas Kiggundu

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Abstract

Although different technologies are developed and used by both men and women, less has been done in the analysis of gender consideration during technology development. As economies reposition themselves to compete in the global economy, the gender gap in technology development and adoption has caught the attention of planners. When projects include gender sensitive components the ability to defend the interests of women and men can be increased. The objective of this paper is to develop a strategy of gender incorporation in technology development. A literature review of case studies was done. In conclusion, the development of technologies is generally not based on a comprehensive analysis of gender roles. Additionally, technology development projects do not offer equal participation of both genders during execution of technology development projects due to the fact that on addition to productive activities, women also dedicate some of their time to reproductive activities in their families.

Keywords

technology, gender, women, men

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