While girls across the world tend to outperform boys in reading and writing skills, they continue to be under-represented amongst top performers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). With more support towards education and skills training, let us encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in STEM to bridge the gender digital divide. This panel represented the 3rd moment of this year’s programming; Dialogue and Conversation.
The panel comprised of different agencies, international organizations, member states, civil society, academia, and the private sector. The session addressed the topics highlighted in the blueprint of the Action Coalition on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality of the Generation Equality Forum, while highlighting the RASIT Girls in Science for SDGs International Platform, in an effort to create a comprehensive dialogue around the mission of empowering Girls in ICT. The panel was organized by ITU, the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), and OsloMet; and was supported by Generation Equality.
The session answered the following questions:
This event was highly interactive, with three mini dialogues addressing the needs of girls in ICT. Interpretation was available in the six UN languages.
This session was hosted by ITU and moderated by Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin (Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau) and Ms. Salma Alrowaie, Communication and ICT Officer, Girls in Science 4 SDGs International Platform.
Girls in ICT Day 2021 – Speeches and Messages
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