The primary purpose of this report is to describe the process of creating and disseminating an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training curriculum that serves information and economic interests of women entrepreneurs in three Latin American countries: Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. The overarching goal of the training is to provide accessible and regionally appropriate content that teaches women how to effectively harness the power of the information economy and to leverage e-business strategies to improve their socioeconomic statuses. This report outlines the steps taken to support ICT training curriculum development and deployment. The first steps of the research included regional basic literature reviews, online surveys, and focus group interviews (FGI). The resulting data were used to build a seven-day training technical curriculum based on existing APWINC training materials. This report describes these processes, as well as outlines the rationale of the training module content, the content localization process, criteria for selecting training sites within the three countries, and the potential of the programme to significantly impact the lives and livelihoods of Andean women through the use of ICT.
© 2012 by the Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center, Sookmyung Women’s University, 2012, 65 pages ISBN 978-89-5708-226-3