Tackling the gender digital divide

Digital skills and leadership development for women and girls

Addressing the gender digital divide is paramount to achieving comprehensive gender equality

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the 21st century, fostering digital skills and leadership development among women and girls is vital for achieving gender equality and promoting sustainable development.

Through digital skills training, atingi together with its partners, equips women and girls with the tools to navigate the evolving technological landscape, while enhancing their employability and entrepreneurial potential. Simultaneously, its rich course offer in the field of leadership support the development of essential skills needed for women to assume influential roles in technology-driven sectors. This approach not only narrows the gender digital divide but also establishes a foundation for sustainable development anchored in gender equality.

Our open course portfolio

We offer over 160 open courses in the area of digital skills and leadership development in 14 different languages. The courses are bite-sized, free of charge and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Explore some of our learning opportunities, which were particularly developed for and with women and girls below.

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Women Going Digital

This comprehensive 40h learning programme focuses on digital skills development for women, preparing them for the demands of the labour market and thus opening new job opportunities. In 16 bite-sized units, women will learn about topics such as big data, internet of things, etrepreneurship, agile methods and much more. The course is available for learners in English and French.


Women In Tech

The technology industry is a male dominated sphere. Worldwide, only 24 percent of all jobs in the IT sector are held by women. It’s about time to change that! In this short learning nugget, you will meet inspiring women who are successful in the tech industry. By the end you’ll see that there are plenty of opportunities to work in the sector.

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Digital Enquirer Kit – Tackling online gender-based violence

In this course, particularly designed for women (and all who identify as women), you’ll learn the necessary skills to recognize and fight online gender-based violence (OGBV).  It is part of a larger e-learning programme on how to identify misinformation, verify trustworthy information and staying safe online. The courses associated with the Digital Enquirer Kit are available in 13 different languages.

Learning programme

Fempreneurs of tomorrow

If you seek inspiration for your own project or are interested in exploring examples of gender-transformative and inclusive e-learning, we invite you to dive into our FemPreneur programme.

This learning programme features three basic courses to boost women’s entrepreneurship skills as well as digital and financial literacy. The courses have been co-designed with female entrepreneurs from Togo. They are currently available in French and will be made available in English shortly.

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Business management

This course aims to strengthen women's entrepreneurial, leadership and management skills. Learners are taught the basics of business management, including planning and organizing, to ensure their business grows and succeeds.

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Financial management

This course teaches essential investment and financial literacy skills of women entrepreneurs. The aim is to equip learners with the knowledge to effectively administer and manage resources, choose investment strategies, assess risks and make informed decisions when considering investments.

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Digital marketing

This course introduces the basic concepts and tools of digital marketing. Learners will explore how to use a smartphone to grow their business, communicate with their network and give more visibility to their products.

Featured projects

Through our partners, we reach women and girls with relevant and innovative learning programmes, tackling the gender digital divide. Explore the projects below to find out more.

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Empowering FemPreneurs in Togo

atingi empowers FemPreneurs in Togo through digital offline learning

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AI Bootcamp for Women tackles tech gender gaps

FAIR Forward’s AI and Data Science Bootcamp for Women* and Minorities tackles tech gender gaps and sets the stage for an atingi eLearning course

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Training of Trainers (ToT) Pilot in Cameroon

atingi collaborates with Orange Digital Centre to launch innovative Training of Trainers (ToT) Pilot Program for future course managers in Cameroon

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