International Girls in ICT Day 2014

Organizing an event to celebrate the Girls in ICT Day is a worthwhile effort. It is our chance to raise awareness about the opportunities of the ICT sector and empower girls and young women with the knowledge that careers in ICT can be for them.

You can create your own event, tailoring to your local context and means. It can be nation-wide events in schools or ICT companies. It can be a series of regional or local events. You can target smaller groups of girls or you can aim to reach hundreds of girls.

We at ITU have made it easy to get started. Take a look at the valuable resources on this Portal and feel free to get in touch with us at girlsinict@itu.int for additional guidance to celebrate the Girls in ICT Day in 2014.

 

What does Girls in ICT Day look like?

  • Fun and instructive “open days” for young girls at an ICT company, government agency, or any ICT-related institution
  • “Women in ICT career days” at local schools with guest speakers
  • Inviting women role models in ICT sector to share their experiences
  • Running contests, offering prizes and awards
  • “Hands on” experiences for young girls such as developing a mobile app
  • Career fairs
  • Mentoring and shadowing programmes

Check out our resources!

 

Use our Facebook event page Girls in ICT Day 2014 and Twitter with #GirlsinICT to advertise. Take pictures and make videos of your event and we can feature your event on our website.

ITU encourages you to highlight to potential sponsors and partners, that your event is an effort that responds and contributes to the ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) approved by all ITU Member States, which calls for celebration of the International Girls in ICT Day worldwide.

ITU will be pleased to post any information, photos and other received materials related to your event in our Girls in ICT Portal and thus to promote and recognize your organization/companies’ efforts.

Please feel free to contact the Girls in ICT Day 2014 Coordinator and ITU Regional Focal Points should you need any additional information or guidance:

Global Coordinator: Ms. Madhubashini Fernando | Madhubashini.fernando@itu.int

Africa:

Ms. Ida Jallow

ida.jallow@itu.int

Americas:

Ms. Ana Veneroso

ana.veneroso@itu.int

Arab States:

Ms. Rouda AlAmir Ali

Rouda.AlamirAli@itu.int

Asia and Pacific:

Ms. Aurora Rubio

Aurora.Rubio@itu.int

Europe:

Mr. Ponder Jaroslaw

jaroslaw.ponder@itu.int