IGF 2023 Day 0 Event #18 EQUAL Global Partnership Research Coalition Annual Meeting

Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (06:45 UTC) - Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (08:45 UTC)
Room I

Digital Divides & Inclusion
Gender Digital Divide

EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age
Primary organizers: KAIST, Georgia Tech, and ITU


  • Moon Choi, KAIST
  • Michael Best, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Atsuko Okuda, ITU
  • Carla Licciardello, ITU
  • Tamara Dancheva, GSMA
  • Dasom Lee, KAIST
  • Taylor De Rosa, KAIST
  • Ern Chern Khor, KAIST
  • So Young Kim, KAIST
  • Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Maria Garrido, University of Washington
  • Allison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa
  • Lilian Volcan, University of Oxford
  • Tavishi Ahluwalia, National Law University Delhi
  • Sisa Ngabaza, University of the Western Cape
  • Gloria Bonder, Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO)
  • Ayanna Samuels, Oslo Met
  • Michelle F. Settecase, EY
  • Naima Hassan, Government of Somalia
  • Ayesha Zainudeen, LIRNEAsia
  • Helani Galpaya, LIRNEAsia
  • Javiera Macaya, CETIC
  • Molly Lesher, OECD
  • Leon Gwaka, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Sindhura KS, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Leslie Dwolatzky, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Moon Choi, KAIST
  • Michael Best, Georgia Tech
  • Carla Liccicardello, ITU
Onsite Moderator

Moon Choi

Online Moderator

Ern Chern Khor


Taylor De Rosa



Targets: This meeting is to aim to contribute to achieving SDG 5 on "gender equality and empower all women and girls," particularly related to ICT, leadership, and education.


Gathering, presentations, and discussions




The EQUALS Global Partnership Research Coalition is a group of experts in information gathering and analysis who are dedicated to generating knowledge about the existence, causes, and remedies for gender digital inequalities. The coalition is composed of researchers from a variety of regions and contexts, and it convenes annually to network, share knowledge, and develop research priorities.

During this year's meeting, the coalition will focus on the following:

  • Identifying innovative and novel research techniques to address the gender digital divide
  • Developing critical priorities for the EQUALS Research Coalition
  • Determining the direction of the forthcoming EQUALS Annual Report

The coalition's work is essential to closing the gender digital divide and ensuring that all people have the opportunity to benefit from the digital revolution. By bringing together experts from around the world, the coalition is able to generate new knowledge, develop innovative solutions, and advocate for policies that promote gender equality in the digital age.