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African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) 2018 - 2022

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​​​The ITU, UN Women and AUC are partnering in a bold new initiative to train Girls from the African Continent how to Code.  The African Girls Can Code Initiative is a four year project that will bring together Girls from all over the African continent across different languages to spark their interest in ICT as a career path and to empower them as young promising innovative women on the Continent.  

The Initiative also plans to execute activities to mainstream ICTs and Gender into the national school curricula of African countries and to establish and maintain an online platform where girls participating in the camps and others can interact with Inspirational Women and other Mentors, and have access to learning materials and comprehensive information on existing ICT and Tech clubs, companies and institutions that they can liaise with going forward.

The first camp w
ith 120 Girls participating will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August of 2018.​​​​

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                                       Honorable Minister of ICT in Ethiopia Presenting a prize to one of the winners 

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                               Mr. Andrew Rugege, Regional Director for Africa of ITU delivering his welcoming remarks                                             for Girls in ICT Celebration in 2018, Addis Ababa Ethiopia