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Girls in ICT Day 2016

​​​Girls in ICT Day @ITU HQ, 28 April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland


The Geneva celebration of Girls in ICT Day was held on 28 April 2016 at ITU Headquarters in the heart of Geneva.

ITU's Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance of digital skills for a successful professional career in all sectors and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies (ICT).

It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April and since 2011, over 177,000 girls and young women have taken part in 5,300 Girls in ICT Day celebrations in 150+ countries worldwide.

For more information on this global campaign please visit our Girls in ICT Portal at           

In collaboration with Expanding Your Horizons (a nonpro­fit organization dedicated to providing STEM experiences to middle and high school girls interested in STEM activities and careers), schools from Geneva have been actively involved in organizing their own hands-on workshops for inspiring local school girls to become ICT creators with the support of experts from ITU, UNOSAT, Futurekids and Techspark Academy.

On 28 April, the girls participating in the school workshops werre invited to the ITU HQ for a half day celebration where they had the opportunity to present their work and what they learned during the workshops to the ITU officials, the diplomatic community, ITU Staff and ITU Delegates.

Download the full event programme: 2016 Girls in ICT ITU English agenda.pdf

During the ceremony, we were honored with the presence of ITU Deputy Secretary-General   Mr Malcolm Johnson as well as Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto,
Permanent Representative of the United States of America.
You can have access to their Opening Ceremony Speeches by clicking on these two links:

 Watch the Facebook Live broadcast here.

Watch video message from Girls in ICT Day 2016 principal sponsor Dr. Ann Aerts, Novartis. ​

Video message from Marie Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College.

Workshop Agenda

School Workshop Training Date
Collège-Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire Scratch Techspark Academy Wed March 30
Institut Florimont Scratch Techspark Acamedy Wed April 6
British School of Geneva Lego Mindstorm Robots ITU Wed April 13
Open session held at University of Geneva    Fully Booked Raspberry Pi FutureKids Sat   April 16
International School of Geneva 3D satellite mapping UNOSAT Wed April 20

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​This Portal is girls-ict-portal.jpgdesigned to encourage girls and young women to take up careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.  Students and young professionals will find practical information on scholarship programs, internships and training opportunities, online networks, Girls in ICT Day activities and other resources in the ICT Studies and Careers section of the Portal.