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(Past Event) Smart City Training Series: How to Ensure Gender Inclusion for Smart City Services - 6 Aug 2020

Technology is not neutral. There is a growing gender digital divide, particularly in developing countries, that needs to be bridged for women to gain equal access to and ownership of digital tools and services - and to benefit from the opportunities for advancement that these innovations offer. 

This webinar focused on how to deliver gender-inclusive smart city services. This includes the aspects or biases that need to be taken into consideration to provide equal levels of access to – and ownership of – technology, regardless of gender. 

Natalie R. Gill, Program and Policy Coordinator at IHC Global, shared some of the risks and opportunities of using new technologies for the achievement of SDG5 and how we can design smart cities with women and girls in mind. Verena Flues, Sustainable Mobility Advisor at GIZ, the German international development agency, shared how a gender-based approach is crucial for mobility in cities – and how technology can play a key role in facilitating this. Joining them was our very own Elba Fuster Figuerola, Smart Cities and Digitalisation Expert at the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development in Singapore

Date: 6 August, 2020

Time: 6:30PM SGT / 12:30PM CET

About the Speakers: 

💬 Natalie R. Gill, Program and Policy Coordinator, IHC Global

Natalie has an expertise in gender and women’s economic empowerment through secure land and property rights, equitable urban development, and technology, with a special focus on low and middle-income countries. Her work on gender and technology in cities has been featured in URBANET, Open Global Rights, and Land Portal. She has produced research for presentations on gender and technology in cities at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference and at the World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi. Natalie received her B.A. and her M.A. in History from the University of Maryland.

💬 Verena Flues, Sustainable Mobility Advisor, GIZ

Verena Flues gained a degree in Political Science and specialization in Environmental Politics from the University Sciences Po in Paris and National Autonomous University in Mexico City. She gained valuable experience in the fields of waste, energy and biodiversity conservation at the German Ministry for the Environment and different civil society organizations. As an advisor focusing on cycling, public transport and transport budget allocation at Greenpeace Mexico, she gained the enthusiasm for sustainable urban mobility that continues to drive her work within the TUMI Team today. 

💬 Elba Fuster Figuerola, Smart Cities and Digitalisation Expert, UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

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