Description/achievement of initiative
-Through data collection, knowledge sharing, and direct actions, the partnership will focus on: affordable access to technology and the Internet; building skills to use and create technology, from basic digital literacy through the entire spectrum of STEM education; and continuing to improve lives by creating opportunities and environments for women to advance professionally through equal representation and leadership positions in the technology sector.
- The partnership will provide a platform allowing for exchanges of experience and expertise to catalyse initiatives and activities. The partnership will be evidence-based and data-driven.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
- EQUALS co-founders of are: ITU, UN Women, ITC, UNU and GSMA.
- Principals Meeting/ Steering Committee
Closed group of 20-30 organizations represented at executive level Chief Executives of the Co-founding
1. Main decision making and agenda setting body
2. Providing strategic leadership and coordination
3. Lead coalition work on a rotating/periodic basis
4. Support outreach to raise funding and mobilize adequate resources to achieve coalitions targets
5. Represent the Global Partnership as advocate/ambassadors on a national/ regional/ international level
6. Agree to meet on an annual basis
- General Members:
1. After becoming a general member, a further affiliation to a coalition/coalitions can be done.
2. The affiliation to the partnership as a general member requires to advocate for the cause and share success stories by using the partnership hashtag.
- Coalition Members:
1. Coordination of the coalition Partners inputs
2. Chair Coalition meetings
3. Develop and agree on an annual work plan of activities to be implemented and monitored
4. Report globally on the progress
ITU, UN Women, ITC, GSMA, UNU