How to Organize a Girls in ICT Day
There is no particular model or template to organise Girls in ICT Day events. ITU invites and encourages Ministries of Communication, Education, National Regulatory Authorities, private sector companies, academic institutions and NGOs to organise local or national events on International Girls in ICT Day, targeting teenage girls and university students.
The goal is to invite the teenage girls and university students to spend the day at the office of ICT companies, government agencies and academic institutions so they better understand the opportunities the ICT sector holds for their future. ITU recommends that teachers and career advisers, who are often not aware of the opportunities offered by the ICT sector, be invited as well. Their participation in the activities organised for the Girls in ICT Day could prove instrumental in raising their awareness about the possibilities of the sector. In order to make this celebration more attractive for the young girls and women who take part, it is possible to invite women who have a successful career in the ICT sector to share their experiences, give awards or offer the participants practical experiences.
Examples of events held on international Girls in ICT Day 2012 can be seen at http://girlsinict.org/girls-in-ict-day-events and a more detailed description can be read on ITU News magazine at https://itunews.itu.int/En/2593-The-world-celebrates-Girls-in-ICT-Day.note.aspx .
Potential organisers can be interested in the following:
• For more ideas about what to organise, WITNET created the WITNET 2012 Girls Day Toolkit at http://www.girlsday.org/files/GirlsDay-Toolkit-2012.pdf
• Furthermore, we also have banners and flyers that we have produced and which could prove handy to you in an outreach exercise. They can be downloaded at this address: http://girlsinict.org/what-girls-ict-day and are available in the six oficial United Nations languages.
Do not hesitate to contact the Girls in ICT Team at email@example.com for further information