Established by ITU Resolution 70 and aimed at celebrating girls' interests, strengths to encourage them to pursue a career in ICT, the International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated globally on the 25th of April 2013. In Lagos, Eko-Konnect institutions will jon in with a maiden edition of “Girls in ICT Day”
With our theme 'Empowering young women through ICT”, we are reaching out to females in Higher Education institutions, Secondary schools and ICT educators and professionals.
Our discussions and activities will focus on mechanisms through which gender imbalance in ICT can be reduced if not totally eradicated, and also how women can make positive contributions for their self-development and their immediate environment through ICT.
Female faculty and resource persons from the ICT sector will exchange ideas, knowledge and skills and educate young women about empowering technologies that provide a new and exciting challenges, a career in ICT as well as financial stability.
The event is the first of many in a program for increased participation of women in ICT.