CHARITY BINKA - GHANA
Women in Ghana have limited opportunities for advancement and leadership. Through education and increased communication, they can gain the skills and awareness to become more knowledgeable, effective, and empowered in their society. As a practicing journalist for nearly 30 years, Charity has devoted herself to promoting women’s issues and putting them on the national agenda, first as a journalist for the Nigerian Tribune and the Sunday Tribune, later as Chief Editor and head of the Women’s Desk of the Radio News Division of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and as Coordinator of the Ghana Team of Virtual Newsroom Project linking 80 African countries to produce a monthly web-based newspaper entitled Africawoman, and most recently as Co-founder and Executive Director of WOMEC (Women, Media and Change), an organization committed to giving women public voice and visibility through the effective use of ICT and mass media.
Vision: Empowering Women through Global Media and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Charity Binka’s vision is to establish a training and resource center of interactive and collaborative technologies (ICT), where women and girls can learn computer skills to communicate nationally and globally, enhance learning and research, and discover employment opportunities or market opportunities for their existing businesses. As Charity explains, “Having ICT skills is a necessity for women to be effective. I am passionate about an ICT project that targets women and girls as key to unlocking their potential and empowering them as leaders.”
Project: ICT Training and Information Center