GAPI and Bluetown

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Photo Credit: Dan Langfitt for DAI

In conjunction with technology partner Bluetown, GAPI-SI is bringing internet access and livelihood and entrepreneurial information to women in Ribaue, Mozambique through new innovative mechanisms, which focus on local content “clouds” that minimize airtime expenses and establish a rent-to-own cell phone model. Part of the GAPI-SI curriculum focuses on addressing cultural barriers around controlling women’s access to technology and how they spend their time.

GAPI-SI’s Women in the Network program was launched with national press coverage at the beginning of October, with participation from the local USAID mission. With the network and local cloud now live, GAPI will deploy an all-women team of tech-savvy community members trained to support their peers in learning how to use the cloud and access useful information online. Through this innovative and locally-rooted approach, GAPI and Bluetown aim to reach 2000 women and provide them with the digital tools and knowledge needed to drive better health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families.

Last updated: February 18, 2020

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