Girls in ICT
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year, under the auspices of the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Girls in ICT Day highlights the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the ICT sector.
The Day serves to inspire both government and the private sector to find ways to equip girls and young women with the skills they need to become ICT professionals.
Under this year’s theme, Digital Skills for Life, the ITU, in consultation with youth stakeholders, has identified that for girls and young women to thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, they need to acquire skills to become both ICT users and creators in the digital world.
This year, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) with the support of Restore A Sense of I Can, will host the CTU Girls in ICT Day 2023.
The Day will feature presentations on educating the 4th industrial revolution generation, income generating opportunities online, staying safe online, and an interactive Q&A session conducted by a celebrity influencer. There are prizes to be won.
Venue and Date
- Thursday 27th April, 2023 – 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. AST
- Virtual Meeting Platform
- Secondary and tertiary school students
- Girls and the boys who support them
- Teachers and administrators
- Education stakeholder
|11:00||Opening Remarks||Ms. Michelle Garcia
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)
|11:05||Remarks on CTU’s participation to the ITU’s Network of Women||Ms. Francola John
CTU Focal Point for ITU’s Network of Women (NoW)
|Educating the 4th Industrial Revolution Generation:
· Developing skills
· Platforms to acquire skills at no cost
|Ms. Shanea Lewis
|11:25||Careers and opportunities in AI
Customs and Excise, Antigua and Barbuda
|11:40||Staying Safe Online||Kerry Ann Barrett
Cybersecurity Programme Manager
Organisation of American States (OAS)
|11:55||Interactive Session with DJ Ana and Kristerbella Sookdeo||DJ Ana and Kristerbella Sookdeo|
|12:25||Wrap Up||DJ Ana|
|Shanea Lewis||Educating the 4th Industrial Revolution Generation: Digital Skills|
|Kerry Ann Barrett||Staying Safe Online|
|Renee Baltimore||Careers and opportunities in AI|