Episode 11: Mobile Phones & Educating the Girl Child in Kenya


This week, we welcome Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green to speak about Mobile Phones & Educating the Girl Child in Kenya. Ronda is a mobile technologist, educator, and researcher, whose professional experience spans the public, private, and civil society sectors. She specialises in educational technology (especially mobile learning), gender, teaching and training, and policy advice. Ronda regularly publishes in academic forums, and is globally recognised as the world’s foremost expert in gender and mobile learning, and she is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in this area.

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Discover more about Ronda’s work on her website: http://rondazg.com

Follow Ronda on Twitter: @rondaz_g

Read Ronda’s paper: “Now I want to learn more”: using mobile phones to further the educational rights of the girl child in Kenya in The Gender & Development Journal Vol. 26, no. 2.

Subscribe to the Gender and Mobiles newsletter, compiled every two months by Ronda and Alex Tyers of Panoply Digital.

Discover Girl Effect, the organisation founded by the Nike Foundation in 2004. They are experts in media, mobile technology, branding and international development. They aim to support girls in expressing themselves, valuing themselves, and build the relationships they need.

Learn more about ITU, the United Nations’ special agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people, and their project EQUALS promotes digital gender equality at both the global and national levels.

Read Ronda’s interview with Ann Mei Chang, a leading advocate for social innovation, A Special Gender and Mobiles Interview with Ann Mei Chang.

The Gender and ICT: Gender Tool Box Brief emphasises how power in society determines who benefits from and shapes the content, development, and use of ICTs. 

Mapping Research in Gender and Digital Technology is a survey of research published between 2006 and 2017 that relates to gender and digital technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Discover the Gender, Technology and Development journal publishes multi-disciplinary new research and reflection in the area of gender, technology, and development.

Discover more about the mSTAR project, a research program that is fostering the rapid adoption and scale-up of digital finance, digital inclusion and mobile data in developing countries.

Discover USAID programs to address the digital gender divide can be found on the USAID Digital Inclusion site.

Learn more about the Women Connect Challenge, a project by USAID to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women and girls access and use technology.