Paving digital pathways, with and by women and youth

How can we re-imagine and interlink the online and offline journeys of women and youth – from the first click to real-world results?

Brainstorming Room 2
Brainstorming Sessions
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
11:00 to 11:45

Even though digital could be the “great enabler” in tackling inequalities and providing future perspectives - this potential is far from realised. In this session, we invited participants to explore the numerous exciting ways women, youth and indigenous groups can be central and agentic to digital development solutions. Leveraging the ecosystem of three #SmartDevelopmentFund projects, the session worked with innovators of Digital Agriculture Africa, Drone + Data Aid and the Digital Enquirer Kit. In this brainstorming session, participants had the opportunity to discuss hot topics such as how to work “with” rather than “for” young female farmers, how drones can be used for health care purposes around the globe, as well as the specific risks and opportunities available to women and youth in online information spaces.


The speakers, Hafsah Jumare, CEO of CoAmana Market Limited, Hanna Steinebach from Wingcopter, and Darren Seiffert of GIZ, introduced themselves and their topics.

Then, attendees broke up into three groups to discuss risks for children and youth in the information space, use cases for drones in their respective countries, and how to best work with female farmer communities. During the brainstorming session, solutions such as better digital education, expanding satellite internet and using drones to monitor plant health were suggested.

Organised by


Valentina CULLMANN
Advisor Global Scaling #SmartDevelopmentFund
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
CoAmana Market Limited
Drone Flight Operator/Data Analyst
TOA Custodian Nigeria Limited

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Paving digital pathways, with and by women and youth

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