Event date: 11.06.2018

Closing the digital gender gap         

June 11, 4:oo pm, Addis Abeba I + II

The 11th edition of the Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster,  took place from June 11-13, 2018 in the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

Under the theme „Global Inequalities,“ around 2,000 participants discussed the potential of media and digital developments to enable equal access to knowledge, power and participation. The Global Media Forum is DW’s global platform where international partners can connect and strengthen relations with representatives from the fields of journalism, digital media, politics, culture, business, development, academia and civil society.

The three-day media conference staged a series of high-level events and panel discussions with the „Media Innovation Lab Day“ on June 13, focusing more specifically on the challenges and opportunities of digitalization to the international media landscape.

One of the highlights during the Global Media Fourm is the panel discussion „Closing the digital gender gap“ hosted by Gender@International Bonn on June 11. The session will take a critical look at the digital gender divide and its various causes, as well as showcase best-practices from Asia, Africa and Germany and focus on finding new approaches on how digital technologies can be used to foster emancipation, economic empowerment and personal development of women and girls.

The panel, moderated by Deutsche Welle’s Senior News Anchor and Political Correspondent Christopher Springate, included Kordula Attermeyer, Head of Digital Society & Media Literacy of the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Susanti Bunadi,

Advisor at the Innovation and Investment for Inclusive Sustainable Economic Development Program of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Indonesia), Jaya Jiwatram, Digital & Interactive Media Specialist for Communications & Advocacy at UN Women, as well as Caro Ndosi, Co-Founder of The Launch Pad Tanzania/ Mamaendeleo Foundation (Tanzania).

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Event date: 14.11.2017

Migration as a climate change adaptation strategy
A gender perspective

The State of North Rhine Westphalia, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and UN Women National Committee Germany, on behalf of Gender@International Bonn, organised a side event at COP23 in Bonn.

The interdisciplinary side event explored the impacts and challenges of migration as a climate change adaption strategy from a gender perspective. It identified possible solutions and present initiatives by women as agents of change.


  • Eleanor Blomstrom, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Co-Director and Head of Office, New York
  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Associate Expert Geneva
  • Ndey Fatou Jobe, Deputy Director of the Women’s Bureau and Government Delegate of The Gambia
  • Dr. Ursula Schäfer-Preuss, Vice President UN Women National Commitee Germany
  • Moderatorin: Dimitria Clayton, State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia