This event did launch the “Global Women: South-South Digital Inclusion Initiative” that stems from the need to look for solutions that bridge the digital and gender divide that exist in developing countries and emerging economies. The initiative aims at accelerating the participation of women in digital responses to education, healthand sustainable development through interregional public-private collaboration.
Véronique Thouvenot, head of the International working group Millennia2015 WeHealth did highlight the urgent need for women to have access and use the ICTs for health, and has shared, with the keynote speakers and the participants, the 10 preliminary key findings presented at the Millennia2015 International Seminar at the Ecole des Mines in Paris, November 2011.
The Millennia2015 Women and Telemedicine Network (WeTelemed) has been launched on 19 April 2012 during the International conference "Women and ICTs: Digital Inclusion for Health and Sustainable Development" from Panama by Véronique Thouvenot. The event has been synchronised during an online videoconference with Marie-Anne, head and founder of Millennia20515 and director of research at The Destree Institute in Namur; Arletty Pinel, chair of the Millennia2015 Panama community and Josephine Alumanah, chair of the Millennia2015 Nigeria community at the Grand Health Bazaar 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria.
=> Direct link to the agenda of the international conference here:
=> Direct link to the press release of the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (launch of "Mujeres
Global Women: South-South initiative of Digital inclusion" by the 1st Lady of Panama) here: