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Digital Inclusion: Towards equal access, skills and leadership for women and girls


​​​The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women invite you to join us at this side event of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).


When: Tuesday, 21 March 2017  1:15pm - 2:30pm
Where: UN Express Bar, UN Headquarters, New York City



This side event will serve as an opportunity to take action, bring and seek for more stakeholders to join EQUALS, and to bring awareness to connectivity, universal and affordable access, digital literacy and the cross-cutting catalytic role of ICT/ Broadband in order to achieve the 2030 agenda and bridge the gender digital divide.




H.E Permanent Representative and Cabinet member Mrs. Valentine Rugwabiza
A video message from Ms. Geena Davis 
Representative, UN Women 
Ms. Amanda McIntyre, Head of the Office for Women, Dept. of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Australia
Ms. Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) 
Mr. Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Head of Technology and Innovation Smart Africa Secretariat
Ms. Allyson Knox, Education Director for Policy and expert on STEM/CS, Microsoft



Mr. Gary Fowlie, Head, ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations


Download the event flyer here​