Ann Mei Chang, the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of State wants girls in Rwanda to embrace and effectively use modern telecommunication technologies because they have the potential to enhance business undertakings.
Chang noted that during her 3 days stay in Rwanda where she visited different Ministries but mainly she met the Girls in ICT Rwanda to have talks on how to increase the number of Girls in ICT in Rwanda.
This was revealed during the official launching of Girls in ICT Network last Friday, where Mrs. Chang told them that there’s a path for women to get into ICT. She noted that women are more practical by nature and they can compete in ICT sector.
Speaking to The New Times, Akaliza Keza Gara from Girls in ICT Rwanda, said that “Our aim is to see girls in Rwanda embrace information technology because that is the direction Rwanda is taking”.
Representatives from the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda Development Board, Nike Girl Hub
, Imbuto Foundation
and DOT Rwanda
participated in the ceremony.
Later that evening, there was a networking event of the Girls in ICT Rwanda at Telecom house boardroom. The girls were able to have one on one conversation with those who have made it as a Girl in ICT and the calendar for the different activities for the year was shared.
(Source: Ministry of Youth and ICT