by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) In this video interview, we talk to Claire Sibthorpe, Connected Women Programme Director at the GSMA, about a global study on the gender gap in mobile ownership and use, focusing on the African results in the study.

She talks about:

  • the overall global picture in terms of the gender gap
  • how Africa compares to the rest of the world
  • variations between different African countries
  • the reasons for the gender gap and the key factors and
  • what might be done to close the gender gap.

Smart Monkey TV logoRussell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) is the founder of Balancing Act and the web TV channel Smart Monkey TV (@SmartMonkeyTV), and has been an analyst in telecoms, internet and broadcast in Africa for the last 15 years. Smart Monkey TV aims to capture the energy at the crossroads between African culture and technology. MarkLives is syndicating content from Smart Monkey TV on a weekly basis for the column “Smart Africa TV”.

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