Subtitle/Alternate Title

Eliminating gender digital gap in #STEM sector in Rwanda

First Advisor

Nina Miller, PHD

Second Advisor

Meghan Sobel Cohen, PhD


Regis College

Degree Name

Master of Development Practice


Regis University

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

74 pages


There has been a gender gap in different fields, including the technology industry. The government of Rwanda, the African Development Bank and other international organizations demonstrated a need to reduce the gap in the sector. Igire Rwanda has been working to reduce the gap through the SheCanCODE Program. Through the feedback received from Igire Rwanda’s SheCanCODE employment partners, the organization is proposing improvements for the program to turn graduates into more employable personnel in Rwanda. IRO will continue to offer computer programming courses and will partner with other institutions to deliver other important skills to produce quality (female) computer programmers, as recommended by employment partners. A preparatory bootcamp will ensure that every participant has the basic knowledge required to start coding classes. IRO will use learner centered teaching methodologies and avail learning resources to allow participants to practice whenever they want, in order to make the learning self-paced, contextualized and provide individualized support.

Date of Award

Fall 2022

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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