ITU commends Ghana for Girls in ICT Programme

Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s (Itu’s), Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), on Monday, commended Ghana’s endeavors in the Girls in ICT (GIICT) program, which was presented in 2012 by the ITU.

The motivation behind focusing on the program in Ghana is to engage and empower young ladies to secure computerized skills and think about vocations in the developing field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Since its initiation, over 20,000 Ghanaians have profited from this project including students, teachers, and craftsmen.

Ms. Bogdan-Martin made the honor at the eighth World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC) coordinated by the ITU in Kigali.

The meeting, which opened on the sixth June 2022, and is planned to last till the sixteenth June 2022, is being attended in Africa for the first time.

At regular intervals every 4 years, the WTDC is coordinated to think about topics, tasks, and projects pertinent to media transmission improvement.

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This year’s gathering is on the subject, “Connecting the unconnected to achieve sustainable development.”

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Starting from the presentation of the GIICT program in Ghana, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation under the authority of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has extended the span of the GIICT program from 100 young ladies a year, to 5,000.

The initiative conforms to the Ministry’s order to guarantee digital consideration of all, as it will help the country in the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) as well as the Government’s digitalization plan.

Talking at the occasion, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful emphasized Ghana’s obligation to the ITU as well as the vision of guaranteeing that all living in Ghana add to and benefit from the digital economy plan.

She also demonstrated that the Government of Ghana would keep on presenting digital and security mediations that are principal to financial change and social consideration in all areas of its economy.

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The Minister and different delegates from Agencies in the Communications Industry are repping Ghana at World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022.

The Girls in ICT (GIICT) program was presented in 2012 by the International Telecommunication Union to establish a worldwide climate that enables and energizes young ladies to think about education and professions in the developing field of ICT.

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