Marcel Heyne is the CEO of the German NGO URIDU.
An internet entrepreneur for over 20 years, he founded URIDU in 2016 to develop the Audiopedia platform. Audiopedia brings free audio learning to women and girls in the Global South with the purpose of quickly closing the gender knowledge gap in the face of lagging literacy initiatives.
Owning a mobile phone and having access to the internet can change lives. Yet millions of women in developing countries are unable to take advantage of the mobile internet. The main reasons for this are lack of literacy and digital skills.