WOMEN in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) last week, marked the ‘International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day’ with a call on the girl child to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) so they can brighten their future, as well as that of Nigeria.
Faced with the growing decline of girls and young women studying technology, an International Girls in ICT Day – marked on 23 April every year – was set aside five years ago raise awareness. Africa Renewal’s Jocelyne Sambira spoke to Judith Owigar, a founding member of Akirachix, which is a training and mentorship programme aiming to increase the number of girls in the technology sector, about the efforts made to get more young women in Africa to embrace such a career.
Cisco a accueilli les premières sessions de tutorat de l'initiative Girls Power Tech au Liban, dans le cadre d'un projet mondial, en soutien et en complémentarité à la Journée des jeunes filles dans le secteur des technologies de l'information.
El 23 de abril se celebró el día Internacional de las niñas en las TICs (Tecnología de la información y la Comunicación). Se trata de una iniciativa global impulsada por la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT), con el objetivo de promover la participación de niñas y adolescentes en el sector de las TICs. Inmujeres se suma a la consigna: Porque la tecnología necesita de las mujeres
The annual Ms.Geek competition was founded last year as a platform to showcase the talent of Rwandan girls to use technology to provide solutions to Rwandan problems and serve as an awareness tool that encourages girls to take on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philibert Nsengimana, has called on Rwandan girls to take up studies and careers in ICT as these offer a chance for them to enhance their skills and tackle unemployment challenges.
As the international celebration of Girls in ICT Day draws nearer, eBusiness Life Communication Limited, has said it is getting more endorsement from the private sector, in support of its programme to mark the Girls in ICT Day celebration in Nigeria.
For a long time, we have sought better representation of women experts speaking at tech events in Europe. This week, DG CONNECT, the digital department of the European Commission, decided that trying our hardest to ensure proper female representation is no longer enough.
Fewer women than men have access to cell phones and the Internet in developing countries. Closing the gender gap could change lives. “We are very far away from achieving any of the [UN equality] targets and that’s why this issue is so important now,” ITU's Doreen Bogdan said. “We really need to galvanize recommitment and make sure we can come through on these targets.”
The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), working with several stakeholders such as the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, Ministry of Gender, UNICEF and Asikana Network, last week celebrated ITU's Girls in ICT Day in Lusaka under the theme Girls and Women and Innovation, attracting over 200 girls and young women.
La vicepresidencia de la República celebró el Día Internacional de las Niñas en las Tecnología de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC), con talleres y paneles, impartidos por profesionales del área a niñas del Centro Tecnológico Comunitario (CTC) de Villa Mella.
In Lagos, ITU's Girls in ICT Day was celebrated by Cisco Network Academy, which had in attendance girls within the age bracket of 13 and 18 from different secondary schools who participated in the Girls Power Tech mentoring opportunities with Cisco employees.
Le monde a fêté ce 23 avril la journée internationale de la jeune fille et des TIC. En Guinée, cette journée a été célébrée par une formation d’une quarantaine de filles à travers des tables rondes organisées par l’autorité de régulation des postes et télécommunications. Une formation qui devrait encourager les jeunes filles à embrasser une carrière dans le monde des télécommunications.
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC, encouraged female students attending the International Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day Forum and Mini-Fair to get into ICT to find lucrative careers.
La Vicepresidencia de la República Dominicana, a través de los Centros Tecnológicos Comunitarios (CTC), celebrará el Día Internacional de las Niñas y las TIC con el panel “La mujer y la tecnología”, en el que expertas involucradas en el mundo de la tecnología compartirán sus experiencias personales con niñas
MTN Nigeria and ICT solutions provider, Huawei Technologies have both thrown their weight behind the celebration of the 2015 edition of the ITU International Girls In ICT Day by eBusiness Life Communication Limited, publishers of eBusiness Life Magazine.
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