by dvadmin , 08 June, 2016
In the framework of the Girl IN ICT DAY initiative, Dr Marilena Cabral (Project Manager, Multinational Project II) will make a presentation at Universidade de Cabo Verde about the African Virtual University’s role in Africa regarding innovation in education and the use of ICT in Education with a focus on gender issues.
The theme of the Conference is “ Education and Research in Africa – role of E-learning for digital inclusion of Women” (“Ensino e Investigação em Africa – papel do E-learning para a inclusão digital das Mulheres”.
The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.
The Girls in ICT Portal is a tool for girls and young women to get an insight into the ICT sector as well as for partners to understand the importance of the International Girls in ICT Day, developed by the Digital Inclusion programme of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.
Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in 150 countries around the world with more than 5,300 events and participation of over 177,000 girls and young women. International Girls in ICT Day will next be celebrated on 28 April 2016.
In 2015, more than 66,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,800 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 in over 130 countries worldwide!
For more information: http://girlsinict.org/