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Global Girls in ICT Day

Project No 2GLO11069
Title Global Girls in ICT Day
Description Information and communication technologies (ICT) are important to every aspect of our lives, making them richer and more comfortable. There are no longer any limits to a career in the ICT sector. Jobs range from traditional engineering or programming to designing new types of mobile phones or saving the environment. However, studies show that not enough young people are choosing careers in ICTs - especially not enough young women.
This project relates to ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) which calls on Member States to organize Girls in ICT days annually, every fourth Thursday in April, in order to encourage girls and young women to choose to study and work in the ICT Sector.
Under this project, Serbia and ITU aim to encourage girls and young women to choose to study and work in the ICT sector, including its expanding spectrum of ICT career options, and to provide related guidelines through the ITU Girls in ICT (www.girlsinict.org) and WITNET (witnet.org) Portals.
Area of Action Digital Inclusion
Status Implemented
Time Frame From 1/12/2011 To 30/4/2013
Related ITU Webpages http://girlsinict.org/girls-in-ict-day-events
Implementing Agency ITU
Project Document Open Document
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000
Achievements

The project achieved its objective to encourage girls and young women to choose studying and working in the ICT sector, including its expanding spectrum of ICT career options, and to provide related guidelines. The project facilitated the establishment of the Girls in ICT portal which greatly enhanced the promotion of relevant activities and events all over the world. The results of the project included:

• Girls in ICT Day 2012: 1,300+ events in almost 90 countries, with an outreach of around 30,000 girls and young women.
• Girls in ICT Day 2013: 1,500+ events in 121 countries, with an outreach of more than 40,000 girls and young women.
• For the first time, Girls in ICT events were held at ITU HQ and at the European Parliament in Brussels (in collaboration with the European Commission).
•  # Girls in ICT hashtag activity on Twitter: an estimated 2,000 users contributed to sending approximately 5000 tweets which reached over 6 million unique users that resulted in over 26 million timeline deliveries.
• More than a hundred programmes added to the Girls in ICT Portal.
• Enhancement of features of the Girls in ICT Portal to make it more user friendly.
• Strong network of stakeholders and partners developed across the world.

http://girlsinict.org/girls-in-ict-day-events