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Technology is Changing Gender Equality across Africa

In a Cassava field just outside Kabunjwiri, a small village in the Gisagara district in rural Rwanda, Claudine is finishing the last stages of harvesting before the rainy season begins in April. She works 8-10 hours a day in the field, and spends another 4-6 hours cooking and doing house chores. Across sub-Saharan Africa, women produce up to 80% of foods for household consumption and sale in local markets, according to a report by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Women sow the seeds, do the weeding, cultivate and harvest the crops, while they also tend…
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Yariv Cohen is the co-founder and CEO of Ignite Power, a company providing solar-based, life-enabling, distributed solutions across Africa. Yariv has been a part of the renewable energy sphere for the past two decades, scaling innovation globally to help build a sustainable, inclusive future.
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