Video On Demand

Leveraging Digital Technologies to Empower Women

March 5, 2024 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EST

DPI is the enabling system that allows digital services to be provided to citizens and the private sector. It enables governments to deliver efficient and citizen-centric goods while ensuring security, privacy, and accessibility. 

Prioritizing and building DPI is critical for women’s economic empowerment and closing the digital divide, solving global development challenges, and providing an inclusive, equitable, and safe digital future for women and girls. It is imperative that countries design digital solutions that include women, girls, and other vulnerable populations (for example, youth and the disabled) so they can engage and add value in the formal economy, and create positive externalities to society through better health, education, and civic outcomes.

This event will be the third public-facing discussion in a series on Understanding DPI in the Global Development Context. Previous events in the series include:

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Contact Information

Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Jamille Bigio
Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, U.S. Agency for International Development
Jamie Zimmerman
Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation