On Girls in ICT Day – marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector.
Regional Office of UNESCO in Dakar, committed to strengthening the capacity of young girls in ICTs through its YouthMobile Initiative, has jointly organized training courses for young girls and women in E-commerce and the development of mobile applications throughout the month of April. The trainings will take place at UNESCO, with a celebration of International Girls in ICTs day on April 28th.
First Lady Jeannette Kagame has called on girls in Africa continent to be bold enough and take on studies and careers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gender digital divide.
The award ceremony was aimed at empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider careers in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that is rapidly growing throughout the UAE.
Among the activities that will be held are workshops on ICT related topics, Open/Career Day at various public and private sector locations, television and radio features on women and girls in ICTs, panel discussions and exhibitions.
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has begun a two-week training in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for 1,000 girls in 12 Districts of the Northern Region, as part of its “Girls in ICT Programme”.
The celebration of the International Girls in ICT Day 2016 in Nigeria is gathering steam as key stakeholders in the industry have lined up to partner with eBusiness Life Communication Limited in its bid to create awareness among young girls on the need to embrace careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Nigerian Telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and dominant telecom operator, MTN has indicated their interest to be part of this year’s campaign.
Women inclusion in STEM is very important as we have a longer attention span. Did I say that? Yes, I did! Most parents want their children to be Medical Doctors, (some results into forcing and bullying.) how then do we get young girls to study STEM subjects.
A major factor that deters girls from pursuing computer science is the perception that coders are mostly white and male, that’s why non-profit organization Girls Who Code has partnered with mobile game-maker Pixelberry Studios to tell the story of a young girl coder in its flagship game, “High School Story.”
The “Searching for Martha” Project aims to empower young African women entrepreneurs to successfully offer high-quality training to young African girl to confidently develop, sell and widely promote mobile apps especially targeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and to create employment opportunities.
In an effort to support young girls to make right career choices, Ericsson Kenya has engaged in a 3-year partnership with 5 high schools in Nairobi on an initiative aimed at supporting, promoting and mentoring young women who are in their 3rd + 4th year of Secondary school to undertake studies in ICT.
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