It is in this context that a series of activities to build the capacity of girls on the use of mobile applications to fight against poverty in Burkina Faso, was organized during the months of July and August 2016 by UNESCO and the African Youth Network. During the first phase, 104 girls were trained in the use of mobile applications to fight poverty, especially among girls. The next phase focused on initiating 20 young women leaders of associations in the development, design and sharing of mobile applications.
In order to ensure sustainable interactions among the young women trained through the use of ICT platforms, the African Youth Network made available effective networking tools, specifically designed to facilitate young girls’ understanding of online networking strategies. Young girls, all connected thanks to the virtual network, used social networks as support for direct online exchanges.