This manual consists of the following sections:
Learning for change: This section looks at the overall framework
used by the Association for Progressive Communications Women's
Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) in its evaluation tool. It
describes the evaluation model and examines the values and practices of
learning for change.
Gender analysis: This section first considers the basic definitions
used in the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), particularly around
concepts related to gender. This is followed by \"Spectacles for seeing
gender in project evaluation,\" an edited version of a paper given at a
GEM Africa workshop on 16 November 2002, which argues that women's
empowerment can be achieved by enabling women to wrest control on the
factors of production, allowing them to equally participate in the
development process of an activity or a project. The next item in this
section is \"Gender and information and communication technology:
towards an analytical framework\". This paper presents a range of
perspectives on gender and information and communication technology
(ICT) drawn from a review of literature. It aims to present some of the
major debates and critiques of ICT to highlight some important issues of
concern for women.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Social
Change: This section serves as a background document to the GEM tool
by providing its users a basic understanding of gender and ICT issues in
the overall context of ICTs for development.
The rest of the document describes the Gender Evaluation Methodology
Association for Progressive Communications (ACP), Melville, South Africa\Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), ISBN 92-95049-00-4, 141 pp.
Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs. A Learning Tool for Change and Empowerment