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Multi-stakeholder dialogue: A Gender Perspective on the Tech-Sector

Este diálogo multiactor forma parte del proyecto de intercambio de conocimientos “Women* in Tech” y se llevará en español. Para la versión del texto en inglés, haga clic aquí.

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) co-organises with the programmes Ecuador SinCero and Cadenas Sostenibles of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Ecuador a multi-stakeholder dialogue in Quito, Ecuador. The event will be held in Spanish.


Multi-stakholder Dialogue: A Gender Perspective on the Tech-Sector

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

 Wednesday 7 June 2023  | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hotel Dann Carlton, Av. República de El Salvador N 34-377, Quito, Ecuador

Inspirational Talk: Women* Who Inspire in Technology

with Leslie Jarrin

 Wednesday 7 June 2023  | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hotel Dann Carlton, Av. República de El Salvador N 34-377, Quito, Ecuador


The dialogue centres on the gender perspective within the AI and tech sector in Ecuador. It will focus particularly on women* and marginalised groups in rural areas and how little equal access they have to digital infrastructure, digital devices, and the skills needed to use them. The aim of the dialogue is to achieve a broad and shared understanding of the perspectives, opportunities, and associated challenges for women* in this field. Furthermore, we want to develop strategies and measures to address and navigate these challenges, advancing equality and equity in the technology sector in Ecuador.

Women* having access to technology has multiple benefits – above all: it improves their quality of life. This includes, for example, the ability to stay in touch with a midwife via cell phone, send and receive money, or open bank accounts. In addition, owning a cell phone has been shown to make a very big difference to women*’s sense of security, their access to knowledge, and their right to self-fulfilment and education. This is why we want to actively address this issue! 

In the multi-stakeholder dialogue – “A Gender Perspective on Technologies and AI” we will bring together key stakeholders from Ecuador´s technology sector as well as organisations with a specific focus on gender equality and equity in the sector. Together, we will take a closer look at the challenges and potential benefits of an intersectional gender perspective on AI and the tech sector,  as well as develop strategies and measures to address or navigate these challenges.

The event is organised as part of the Women* in Tech project, which is implemented by HIIG and funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Agenda Inspirational Talk

All times are in CST (CET – 7)

11:00-11:10Welcome & Introduction
11:10 – 11:40Inspirational Talk with Leslie Jarrin
11:40 – 12:00Coffee Break

Agenda Multi-stakeholder dialogue

12:00 – 12:30Introduction and Presentation HIIG and GIZ
12:30 – 12:50Presentation from Pamela Renata Castro Salvador, Directora de Dirección de Gestión de Transferencia de Conocimiento Innovativo Agropecuario del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
12:50 – 13:10Presentation from Alexandra Ulcuango, MEGA Mujeres
13:10 – 13:30Presentation from Mónica Molina B., Gestora de Empresariado Social e Innovación, CEPAM Guayaquil
13:30 – 13:50Presentation from Susana Cadena, Directora de Tecnología e Investigación de Fundación Datalat
14:00 – 14:45Lunch
14:45 – 16:00“World Café” – Group Debates / Networking


If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Spitz:

Please register through the form below


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Event date

07.06.2023 | 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm ical | gcal


Hotel Dann Carlton,  Av. República de El Salvador N 34-377,   Quito


Sarah Spitz

Head of Dialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator Human in the Loop?


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