Kenya celebrates girls in ICT

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) will on Thursday mark the annual International Telecommunications Union (ITU) International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day.

Some of the commemorations are scheduled for Kenya where in the capital Nairobi, the GSMA local office is working with local primary and secondary schools to host a day featuring representatives from the mobile and tech industries.

This is part of a series of events across GSMA’s global footprint aimed at encouraging and empowering young women to explore career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas and helping companies worldwide reap the benefits of greater female participation in the tech sector.

Similar events are arranged by GSMA offices in Atlanta, Barcelona, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong and London.

GSMA is supporting the ITU International Girls in ICT event for the fifth year running.

“The future success of our industry rests on the ability to attract talented females and we hope to inspire a new generation of young women to become tomorrow’s industry leaders.” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA.

GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
– CAJ News

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