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International Girls in ICT Day 2016 events

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Moscow, Russia, 28-29 April 2016​
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The ITU Regional Videoconference Seminar for CIS dedicated to the International Girls in CIT Day, organized by the Area Office for CIS in cooperation with Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) was held in Moscow, Russia, from 28 to 29 April 2016.

68 participants (including 53 remote ones) from 8 CIS countries (Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, and Ukraine), the International Telecommunication Academy (ITA), the UNESCO IITE, and the International Telecommunication Union attended the event. 

Since one of the goals of the events organized within the framework of the Girls in ICT Day is attraction of new female specialist in the ICT sector, the majority of the participants was made of female students of telecommunication universities: The Belorussian State Academy of Communications, the Institute of Electronics  and Telecommunications (IET) under Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov, and The Alexander Popov Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications (ONAT) – the letter two are ITU-D Members.

At the opening ceremony, the participants were greeted by Ms. Natalia Amelina, Chief Specialist, UNESCO IITE and Mr. Orozobek Kaiykov, Head, ITU Area Office for CIS. Mr. Kaiykov also moderated all sessions of the sessions of the seminar.

The seminar dedicated to the Girls in ICT Day was organized in the Area Office for CIS for 5th time this year and, as a kind of anniversary event for the region, became a platform for consideration of the results of implementation of the PP Resolution 70 in the CIS countries. Therefore, the event was aimed at analyzing the dynamics of women's involvement in the ICT over the past 5 years. In particular, the seminar was to consider national programmes of CIS countries aimed at involvement of more women in ICT and their influence on the gender situation in the ICT enterprises in the region, and, in particular, in the management of the ICT enterprises. 

All participants of the seminar noted the necessity of a more careful collection and study of gender-related statistics, which would allow making more distinct conclusions of the results of the PP Resolution 70 implementation.

All participants expressed gratitude to the ITU for organization of the event dedicated to the very topical issues. The ITU, in its term, expresses thanks to the participants for the active participation in the discussion. 

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