tomorrow female Poorer than men, more women live together food insecurityin most countries of the world there are more women than men unpaid home work.
That’s why many scholar World leaders like former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan believe that empowering women is the most effective way improve humanity.
For many women, empowerment begins with identity—a prerequisite for accessing services and exercising rights. In 2019, the World Bank estimated In low-income economies, one in two women does not have a national ID card or something like that.
As a critical first step in women’s empowerment, the World Bank works with more than 40 countries develop A digital identity system that empowers women.
For example, in Pakistan, millions of women are now have A computerised national identity card (CNIC) that allows them (but not their husbands or brothers) to access the government income support scheme.
With a formal identity, existing and emerging technologies can be immediately used to economically empower women.
First, cell phones are everywhere, and they can help.outside of 456 million unique subscribers In sub-Saharan Africa, in 2020, 239 million users had mobile internet access and 180 million had smartphones.
Widespread use of mobile phones has attracted companies to develop mobile financial services, such as Kenya’s Safaricom’s M-Pesa and M-Kesho, and China’s Ant Financial Services.
These services are not only safe and convenient, but also support women without bank accounts Access financial services, such as savings and loans.
In addition to accessing financial services, mobile platform applications can help poor women find jobs.
In China, when many restaurant workers, mostly women, lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown, Alibaba set up an online platform with restaurant chains such as Xibei and Yunhaiyao to develop an online employee-sharing plan so that more than 3,000 restaurant workers could find temporary work during the epidemic.
Likewise, social nudges have been found to help encourage fitness goals, and the use of connected wearables and mobile apps can induce different forms of nudges to encourage girls to complete their studies.
Beyond mobile technology, blockchain can also help improve gender equality and empower women economically.
Denver’s Coda Coffee has partnered with bext360 to develop a blockchain that integrates machine vision, cloud computing and artificial intelligence to track coffee beans every step of the way: collecting, washing, drying, grinding, exporting and roasting them to retail business.
This helps ensure that farmers receive fair payments regardless of gender and that traders use information as verifiable collateral for loan applications.
Widespread solar technology could also change the fate of women.As of 2020, over 3 billion off-grid home Women are relied on to collect fuelwood to meet their energy needs.
This burden deprives women of opportunities for education or work.But the solar cooker enable Rural Nicaraguan women produce and sell baked goods, sweets and roasted coffee beans.
At the same time, Coca-Cola launched 5by20 initiative Empower 5 million women by 2020.
One of India’s initiatives is to develop a solar”eKO cool” It allows the female shopkeeper to sell iced drinks, open at night (by charging her solar lights), and charge her phone by plugging into the charging port provided by the eKOcool cooler.
Earlier gains in poverty reduction thwarted by pandemic, women sausage.
Leverage emerging technologies to empower women economically, enabling them to find jobs, receive fair wages, increase the operational efficiency of micro-enterprises, improve their physical safety, and improve their access to education and financial services.
Christopher S. Tang He is a Distinguished Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He declared no conflict of interest.
Originally Posted in Creative Commons exist 360 Information™.
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