Nationwide Telecommunications Project in Myanmar: Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

Event: Bridging the Digital and Gender Divides in Myanmar

Nationwide Telecommunications Project in Myanmar: Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

09 December 2015
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Political and economic reforms have promoted recent development of the telecommunication infrastructure in Myanmar. ADB viewed the Nationwide Telecommunications project as an opportunity to mainstream gender equity in private sector operations, and developed a Gender Action Plan (GAP) with Ooredoo, one of the two companies awarded by the Government of Myanmar with a license to provide telecommunications services on a build-own-operate basis. Ooredoo conducted a number of communication activities to address the key barriers to women’s adoption of mobile technology and meet the GAP targets.

Geographical Focus: 
Myanmar
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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