Launch of publication "Mobile Phones and Literacy: Empowerment in Women’s Hands"

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 5:00pm
India, Bangalore
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Asian Summit on Education & Skills

The publication will be launched during the Aisian Summit on Education and Skills which brings together influential leaders, eminent educationists and other key stakeholders to create an unparalleled platform for exchange of dialogues on policy, implementation of future practices and new growth drivers that are revolutionising the education and training sector in India and around the world.

UNESCO’s publication, based on a cross-analysis of nine mobile learning projects in three world regions, sheds light on the extent to which mobile phones can enhance women’s literacy and lead to their empowerment. It asks thought-provoking questions such as, “Can mobile phones develop women’s literacy and strengthen their capability to choose and benefit from wider educational, social and decent work opportunities that can improve their lives?”