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UN Women helps buyers find women suppliers online in South Africa

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day calls for the inclusion of women in technology and innovation and to ensure that technological progress promotes gender equality. In South Africa, UN Women is leveraging technology to connect buyers of good and services with women suppliers. “Buy from women! That is our appeal to those who hold the procurement purse in public and private institutions,” says Ayanda Mvimbi, Programmes Specialist at UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office. Buy From Women is also the name of the online platform that, in its current phase, has reached over 6,000 women entrepreneurs in several industries across the nine South African provinces.

MTN Nigeria Encourages More Women’s Participation In Tech

MTN is dedicated to closing the technical gap in Africa and bridging the digital divide in Nigeria.

On International Women’s Day 2023, MTN Nigeria held a Twitter Space discussion to honour the recently observed International Women’s Day with the theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. The workshop aimed to narrow the gender gap and promote women’s involvement in technology.