Gigi-tal is the new Digital: Using Gender Transformative Approaches for Digital Skilling, Developmen

What do girls need? That is the first question that Save the Children, Plan International and Accenture ask when designing skilling and digital solutions for youth to thrive in a digital economy. Many implementers succeed to enroll 50% of girls, but struggle to retain them in the program or place them in jobs for which they were trained.

Learn about recent market research on the new skills needed for inclusion in the digital economy, the benefits of a gender diverse workplace, and barriers that may keep skilled females from full inclusion. We'll discuss what cases from Mexico, Bangladesh, Philippines and Indonesia tell us about key gender transformative principles.

In this participatory session, we’ll solicit 20 questions from the participants on the cases presented. Please come to the session with examples from your own organization and be prepared to show how your solutions align with the gender transformative design principles.


Andrea Guevara, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Save the Children

Bo Percival, Innovation Lead, SOYEE, Plan International

Heidi Strawson, Global Giving Lead, Accenture