African Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Change, Policies, and Approaches (Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa) (Hardcover)

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African Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Change, Policies, and Approaches (Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa) (Hardcover)

By Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo (Editor), Bhaso Ndzendze (Editor)

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This book investigates how women in Africa are being impacted by the fourth industrial revolution, which describes the twenty-first century proliferation of mobile internet, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The move towards digitalization brings fundamental changes in the way people work, live and generally relate to each other. However, in many areas of Africa, women face digital inclusion challenges, and their lack of access to the internet limits their social, political and economic participation in globalisation. This book considers the different policy approaches taken in African countries, and their preparedness for enabling women's participation in the fourth industrial revolution, across a range of sectors. Discussing key topics such as artificial intelligence, technological adaptation, drones, entrepreneurship, education and financial inclusion, the book identifies positive policy approaches to ensure equitable progress towards the fourth industrial revolution at all structural levels.

Making a powerful case for the benefits of inclusive digital innovation, this book will be of interest to researchers of women and technology in Africa.

Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations and Head Unit of Pan-African Women studies at the Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) University of Johannesburg, South Africa.Bhaso Ndzendze is an Associate Professor, Vice Dean of Internalisation, and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Ndzendze is also Head of the 4IR and Digital Policy Research Unit and Co-Chair of the Internationalisation Task Team at the University of Johannesburg.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032852737
ISBN-10: 1032852739
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2024
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa