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International Girls in ICT Day 2016 events

Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications under KSTU n.a.I.Razzakov​

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 2016, April 28​

The Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (IET) under the Kyrgyz State Technical University (KSTU) named after Iskhak Razzakov held a number of events dedicated to the International Girls in ICT Day. A training and a competition of IT projects within the framework of Female Specialist programme were conducted in Kyrgyz and Korean Information Access Centre of the KSTU with the support of CRDF Global US foundation from 26 to 27 April 2016. The training was provided by specialists of the centre, Mr. Yevgeny Krasovsky, Ms. Anna Degtyareva, and Ms. Tatyana Kanzaveli. The participants of the events got acquainted with career opportunities in the IT sphere and obtained recommendations related to work search and review of their business plans, as well as consulted regional and US IT experts. Also, the participants learned how to compose feasibility study of ICT business ideas, conduct market research, and create new ICT enterprises. On 27 April 2016, IT project competition took place: 4 participants got finalists of the competition. On 28 April 2016, one of the youngest and most promising mobile communication providers Nur Telecom invited girls to get acquainted with their key divisions' activities and pose questions to the management of the company. Also, female bosses of the company shared with the girls their success stories. In the afternoon, the IET female students and staff took part in the regional videoconference seminar for СIS dedicated to the Girls in ICT Day, organized by the ITU Area Office. The same day, mobile operator MegaCom bestowed branded gifts to the girls, who wrote best essays on the topic The Role of Women in the ICT. On 29 April 2016, the IET female students and staff had an excursion over MegaCom company. The excursion participants got acquainted with the activities of the leader of mobile communications, talk to the company specialists and see how telecommunications means function. Career opportunities in the ICT were presented by female top management staff of the company. After the excursion, the girls participated in the second day of the regional videoconference event.