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International Girls in ICT Day seminar

International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States. Its aim is to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and car​eers in the growing field of ICTs,​ enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April and will next be observed on 25 April 2019​. The ITU Secretary General invites ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academia to organize events attracting as many girls and young women as possible

ITU is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that? concern information and communication technologies . Located in Geneva , Switzerland.

We invite you to the International Girls in ICT Day seminar holding in Abuja Nigeria

Topic : Empowering Girls with ICT skills for a better future

Venue : Trafford Hotel, Plot 13 & 14, Wole Soyinka Avenue, 2nd Ave, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja Nigeria –Adjacent IC World

Date : April 27th 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

International Girls in ICT Day seminar

Why Bizmarrow Technologies is involved in International Girls in ICT Day

Because of stereotypes and discrimination, many girls don’t pursue interests in ICT. We aim to change that! By inviting girls to learn more about technology at a young age and encouraging them to investigate what a potential career within ICT would entail – we hope to attract many young, brilliant minds to the industry.

The Information and Communication Technology industry will be one of the fastest growing fields in the years to come, offering some of the highest paid and most exciting careers. We’re determined to open the door to a career in technology to as many young women as possible.

By celebrating Girls in ICT Day, we aim to empower the next generation of women to thrive in ICT!

This year’s International Girls in ICT Day will draw on best practices, lessons and approaches that may attract more girls and young women into the ICT sector. The event may prove to be an best effective way to increase awareness and advocacy for girls and young women in the ICT sector at all levels of the profession. As a female role models in tech, participating women technologists and their male counterpart will help participants  to be aware of the array of tech jobs available and the different pathways into the ICT sector and increase interest to studies in area, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

One of the best reasons is that there are job opportunities in the ICT sector! The sector is marked by a pressing need for a wide range of ICT talents – there is a gr​​owing gap between the digital skills needed by employers, and the number of jobseekers with the required technical know-how. This means that highly qualified women in technical fields have significant opportunities available to them. However, not enough students are preparing themselves for studies in math, engineering, computing, and sciences,  and the number of female technical students is disproportionately low.

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