An online discussion was held on the occasion of International Girls in ICT Day on April 22 to develop adolescents and young women as skilled and qualified in the IT sector and to create future employment opportunities.
The Aspire to Innovate (A2I) program, implemented by the Cabinet Division and the Department of Information and Communication Technology and supported by UNDP, was jointly organized by Grameenphone and Plan International Bangladesh.
Hon’ble State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak was present as the Chief Guest on the occasion. Orla Alicia Murphy, Country Director, Plan International Bangladesh and Syed Tanvir Hossain, Chief Human Resource Officer, Grameenphone were also present as special guests.
Girls in ICT Day-2021 is being celebrated in 180 countries around the world with key partners and partners led by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to promote and inspire girls in technological career opportunities.
In Bangladesh too, the day is being observed to encourage women’s participation in the ICT sector, to identify the crises and possibilities for advancing women in the ICT sector. The theme of the event was ‘Empowerment and Inclusion of Adolescents and Young Women in the ICT Sector in Creating Career Opportunities and Building a Safe Online World’.
Junaid Ahmed Palak, MP, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, said, “Girls in ICT Day can be implemented properly only if the public-private sector and academia work together.”