Launch of WEE-Connect Research Initiative

The launch of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s (BIGD) new Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Connectivity (WEE-Connect) research initiative, was held virtually on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 10:00 am EST/3 pm GMT/9 pm BST.

The launch event formally introduced WEE-Connect, a 3-year initiative to fund rigorous research examining women’s access to digital information. During the event, the WEE-Connect team shared details about the initiative’s goals, unveiled their white paper, and released the first request for proposals.

WEE-Connect will competitively fund research projects focused on digital connectivity and women’s economic empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The launch provided information for researchers interested in applying.

BIGD was excited to host the virtual launch of this new research initiative!

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