International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70. It aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience ICTs in a new light encouraging them to consider a future in technology. To date, over 111,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 3,500 events held in 140 countries around the world.
Here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) in the Ministry with responsibility for Information Technology has conducted activities to celebrate the Day for the past three years. In partnership with various public and private sector agencies, approximately one thousand (1000) female students from the 3rd and 4th forms in secondary schools across the country have been made aware of the opportunities in the ICT sector and empowered with the knowledge that they too can have a career in ICT or incorporate it in their choice of career.
This year, on the occasion of the ITUs 150th Anniversary Celebrations, and in keeping with their theme “Girls & Women & Innovation”, ITSD will conduct a two-day Web Development & Mobile Application Development Sensitization & Training Workshop, targeting young women and girls from the age of 15. The workshop takes place on Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd April on the 2nd Floor of the CLICO Building, from 9:00 a.m. and will be facilitated by Ms. Phillia Alexander of ITSD and Ms. Janique-ka John of Computec and “ThaDailyGeek".
Interested persons are asked to register online at www.gov.vc.