Girls in ICT Day events are expanding horizons by inspiring the next generation of girls to learn more about information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Events are reaching farther than ever, inspiring girls with fun-filled days focused on skills building, mentoring and hands-on introductions into the exciting world of technology.
To date, over 357 000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11 100 celebrations in 171 countries worldwide.
— ITU (@ITU) April 24, 2019
Today, there are hundreds of events happening around the globe to encourage the next generation of innovators in ICT. ITU’s network of 13 Regional and Area Offices around the world is organizing events, partnering with other UN agencies, hosting competitions and supporting regional partners.
The ITU Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is holding a global celebration at the African Union headquarters.
ITU’s Regional Office for the Americas is boasting more than 97 events happening in collaboration with partners to promote #NiñasenlasTIC:
La región de las #Américas tiene registrado 97 eventos para el Día Internacional de las Niñas en las TIC 2019! Participe usted también! #NiñasenlasTIC #GirlsinICT Acceda nuestro portal ahora: https://t.co/LMFOWSpkGb pic.twitter.com/LxeOoaZS4L
— ITU Americas (@ITU_AMS) April 24, 2019
In the Commonwealth of Independent States, ITU’s office in Moscow hosted administrations, universities, international and regional organizations to show their support for Girls in ICT:
В Региональном офисе @ITU проходит Конференция, посвященная международному дню #GirlsInICT с участием представителей Администраций связи, ВУЗов, международных и региональных организаций стран региона @ITUMoscow @equals pic.twitter.com/daWGx4oZSg
— ITU Moscow (@ITUMoscow) April 22, 2019
In Europe, ITU is working with organizations like CERN, EBU, RightsTechWomen and many more to host training sessions for girls that include coding, programming robots, digital broadcasting and more:
Join RTW, @ITU, @CERN and many other organizers to celebrate #girlsinICT Day! On April 25, we’ll bring Poppy Ergo Jr robots @GenerationRobot to #CERN and help to teach girls from the #Geneva area the basics of robotics and programming. Stay tuned! 🤖
— RightsTech Women (@RightsTechWomen) April 23, 2019
The ITU Asia-Pacific Office hosted Girls in ICT Day events in Jakarta, Indonesia and Cyberjaya, Malaysia. ITU with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (Thailand), NBTC, CCDKM, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is organizing a training on “Agritech Using ICTs” for girls and young women on 8 and 9 May 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, ITU participated in an event organized by Orange Egypt and the British University, Cairo. And will be remotely joining events in Gaza, Palestine.
In New York, ITU’s Liason Office is at Cornell University with partners UNICEF, Women in IT and Entrepreneurship New York, UN International Computing Center and the NYC Mayor’s Office of International Affairs to run a ‘Design Thinking Workshop.’
#GirlsinICT day is finally here! In NY, we are celebrating w @UNICC_info @UNICEF @WiTNYEvent @globalnyc @CornellTechNYC w girls, boys & women in tech from all sectors. Here are some short videos with career advice from some ICT mentors to girls in tech: https://t.co/LByR65eYln
— ITU Liaison Office with the UN in New York (@ITU_UNHQ) April 25, 2019
Partner organizations are getting involved too!
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) girls are getting the skills to be digital entrepreneurs. Find out how Digital Opportunity Trust Lebanon is helping women to change their communities and their lives with ICT:
👩💻April 25 is #GirlsInICT Day!
We will be sharing stories of women using ICT to change their communities and the world!
— DOT Lebanon (@DOTLebanon) April 23, 2019
Partner organizations like the Internet Society are celebrating with over a dozen events across the world, including in Asia in Hong Kong next week (and there’s still time to register)
— ISOC Asia-Pacific (@ISOCapac) April 25, 2019
We look forward to learning about events happening in your area!