Over 100 high school students from Francistown have benefited from the DigiGirlz tech camp, an initiative by Microsoft and Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) aimed at inspiring more girls to pursue tech careers and break stereotypes.
The World YWCA, highly encouraged its member associations to participate in this year’s International Girls in ICT Day and 12 YWCAs from different regions successfully coordinated and developed innovative activities targeting young women and girls in 12 different countries
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.
Phase3 Telecom said it would continue to be associated with moves aimed at sustaining global awareness of the imperatives of early ICT education and consistent training of girls to advance technological innovation, eradicate poverty and boost the role of the female gender in global development efforts.
The meeting within the project IUT Girls, which is directed at attracting girls to information-communication technologies (ICT). Within the project, it is planned to hold meetings with the female professionals, who work in ICT sector, to motivate female students to study new technologies.
It is worth to mention that only 15% of IUT students are female and such projects are directed at increasing their share gradually.
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.
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