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Internet Governance 23 April 2019

Girls in ICT Day: Attend the Global Marathon in Digital Skills Development

By SIG WomenGuest Author

There’s a lack of gender diversity at all levels in the technology sector. This is partly because the number of female students in mathematics, engineering, computer science, and science is disproportionately low around the world. So how do we close this gap?

Support for the education of women and girls in the ICT sector is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in particular SDG 5, aimed at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls through, among other things, information and communication technologies.

The Women’s Special Interest Group (Women SIG) of the Internet Society is committed to promoting the participation of women in the Internet ecosystem, especially considering the importance to increase the participation of girls and adolescents in Information Technology and Communication.

This April 25, International Day of Girls in ICT, promoted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), aims to reduce the digital gender gap and to encourage and motivate girls to participate in technology careers. With the support of the Internet Society Chapters and local civil society organizations, we’re planning to celebrate the day with a global marathon of training in digital skills development. We want to motivate girls and teenagers to study and participate in ICTs and we want them to see the women who work in these areas as role models and inspiration.

Join one of the face-to-face or online events!

Brazil
25 April 2019, 19:00 (Hora de Brasilia)

Burkina Faso
25 April 2019, 8:30-12:30
siège ISOC-Burkina Faso
Team: Micheline KABORE (Vice-présidente ISOC-Burkina), DA Régina modératrice, Linda TRAORE responsable de programme à IPBF

El Salvador
23 April 2019, 14:00-17:00 (hora de El Salvador)
La Casa de Internet de El Salvador, Calle La Reforma No. 249, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador

Ghana
25 April 2019, 18:00-20:00 GMT
AITI-KACE Accra, Ghana
Digital Address: GA-079-3146
Facilitators (Panel discussion):
Mrs. Awo Aidam-Amenyah of J-Initiative, advocacy cybersecurity for children and women in Ghana
Madam Nancy Dotse high-level technical training for women in Africa
Madam Vivian from the Cybercrime unit of the CID division of Police
Presentation on Social Engineering: Botsyoe Edinam Lily

Guatemala
24 April 2019, 9:00-12:30
Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala (CCEG), 6a avenida 11-02 zona 1, Centro Histórico, Edificio Lux, segundo nivel, Ciudad de Guatemala

Guinea
24 April 2019, 10 UT
High school girls Conakry common Ratoma

Honduras
24 April 2019, 8:30-12:30
Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Tegucigalpa (CCIT)
Team:Elena Aguilera (fundadora de Guala Honduras), Sandy Palma, Aleli Castro, Dania Valle (fundadora de Reciclatecc)

Hong Kong
30 April 2019, 19:30-21:00
Zerozone, 9/F, Tungtex Building, 203 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Language: Cantonese
Registration: Prior registration
Fee: Free

Namibia
25 April 2019, 09:00-15:00
Windhoek Technical High School

Nigeria
25 April 2019, 10:00 a.m.
St. Louis College, Jos

Panama
23 April 2019, 14:00-16:00
Edificio #3, piso #3, Facultad de Ingeniería en Sistemas,  Salón de Laboratorio # 3-401 en la UTP

Panama
26 April 2019, 8:30-17:30pm
Radisson Decapolis Hotel, Multicentro, Ave. Balboa, Ciudad de Panamá.
Más información. OEA CyberWomen Challenge http://innovacion.gob.pa/cyberwomenchallenge

Panama
27 April 2019
CREATIVENEERS, Avenida Condado del Rey, Mi Condado Plaza, Piso 1, Panamá

Zimbabwe
25 April 2019, 09:00-16:00
Solusi University Computer Center

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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