Closing the Digital Gender Gap: Views from Argentina and Latin America
Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Argentina
Susana Balbo, 2018 W20 Co-Chair
Andrea Grobocopatel, 2018 W20 Co-Chair
Carolina Aguerre, Researcher and Professor, Department of Social Sciences and CETYS, Universidad de San Andrés
Chair: Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Editor, Journal on Cyber Policy, Chatham House; CEO, Oxford Information Labs
Despite promises by numerous international organizations and governments, progress on women’s economic empowerment has been too slow, too peripheral and in some areas the situation has worsened. The pace of change needs to be faster and only effective and coordinated policy can accelerate change.
Closing the digital gender gap and ensuring an equal participation of women in the digital economy is not only critical to ensuring women’s economic empowerment, but also to helping G20 countries achieve their agreed growth targets.
Participants in this workshop will examine digital inclusion from the perspective of Argentina and Latin America while considering other associated challenges such as financial inclusion and preparedness for the jobs of tomorrow for women in both urban and rural environments. They will also explore initiatives undertaken in other parts of the world to assessing if and how they could be implemented in the region.
The overall objective of the workshop will be to identify priorities for the region and explore policy indications and recommendations for the G20 which will ensure that the group’s commitment to gender equality translates into concrete actions and policies.
Please note, the workshop will be conducted in English.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.