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Girls in ICT Day 2015

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Girls in ICT Day 2015

Time: April 23, 2015 all day
Location: Global
Website: http://girlsinict.org/what-gi…
Phone: girlsinict@itu.int
Event Type: international, day
Organized By: ITU
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2015

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Expand the horizons, and change behavior

International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by all ITU Member States which aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. This year it is celebrated on 23rd April 2015. 

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.

There is no particular model or template to organize Girls in ICT Day events. You can create your own event, tailoring to your local context and means. The events can be nation-wide or series of regional or local events. You can target smaller groups of girls or you can aim to reach hundreds of girls.

The stakeholders are welcomed to plan their event on the official date or depending on the local holidays and context the Girls in ICT Day event can be held in the weeks around the 4th Thursday of April.

What kind of events?

  • Fun and instructive “Open Days”  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 from the local ICT sector
  • Running contests, offering prizes and awards
  • “Hands on” experiences such as developing a mobile app
  • Career fairs
  • Mentoring and shadowing programmes

There’s no set style of an event – choose something that you like and that will be manageable.

Who should be involved?

  • Invite girls and young women who are at the age to choose their study or career options
  • Invite teachers and career advisers who are often not aware of the ICT sector
  • Reach out to women role models in the local ICT sector to inspire girls and young women
  • Get in touch with other local stakeholders to co-organize or explore other possibilities
  • Keep ITU informed about your plans and we can give advice, visibility, and recognition

Need more ideas and want to know the experiences of other organizers? Take a look at the collection of previous International Girls in ICT Day events: http://girlsinict.org/girls-in-ict-day-events

Use the ITU promotional materials for the Girls in ICT Day and get more visibility for your event: http://girlsinict.org/resources

Take advantage of our social media:  Facebook page of ITU Girls in ICT (https://www.facebook.com/ITUGirlsinICT) and Twitter with #GirlsinICT

Read ITU coverage on ITU News magazine: https://itunews.itu.int/En/2593-The-world-celebrates-Girls-in-ICT-Day.note.aspx

Also please contact ITU at girlsinict@itu.int for further information and coordination if you’re planning to celebrate Girls in ICT Day in 2015.

Source; http://girlsinict.org/what-girls-ict-day

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