Exploring the 'Gender ICT Climate Change' Nexus in Development: From Digital Divide to Digital Empowerment
The issue of how gender influences the effectiveness of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in tackling climate change is under-researched. This paper offers a systematic review of how gender shapes, and is shaped by, the interaction of ICTs and climate change. It explains why, and how, women tend to be more constrained than men from using ICTs in tackling climate change. Women are systematically disadvantaged in terms of control over and access to assets, institutions and structures, which effects how they adapt to climate change and respond to climate-related disasters.