ABCDE International Day of Women and Girl in Science

Coming off on the 11th Feb 2021

Background

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated on 11 February is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace. Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable Development from improving health to combatting climate change will rely on harnessing all talent. That means getting more women working in these fields. Diversity in research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent and creativity. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.

The global event is organized with the participation of the International Science Council and will be held in English and French. It will be open to UNESCO Permanent Delegations and staff members, scientists and partners from the private sector based in Paris.

Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from improving health to combatting climate change will rely on harnessing all talent. That means getting more women working in these fields. Diversity in research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent and creativity. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.

The programme will be held on Thursday, 11 February 2021 from 8-11 am prompt. 

A keynote speaker from UNESCO to deliver a brief speech on the importance of celebrating International Day of Education as institutionalized by the UN, followed by a panel discussion on a topic that would centre on the need to enforce and focus more energy and resources to the teaching and learning of ICT especially for girls. We believe this when done will create the avenue for more women ICT professional and create the needed balance in the industry.

Objectives of the program

        To commemorate the International Day for Women and Girls in Science

        Discuss ways we can support the teaching and learning or ICT for girls especially those in the rural areas

        Launch a program to support our discussion


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ABCDE Project 


ABCDE in partnership with Soronko Academy in a 2-year arrangement signed this year will offer technical courses in computer basics, web development, mobile app development, digital marketing, social media marketing, and blogging & E-commerce. Courses run from 6-8 weeks for 2 hours during the week and on weekends. This program is for SHS students especially girls with an interest in ICT. After the program, the students will be given certificates and an opportunity to intern in an organization. While the students learn, ABCDE will mentor them and help them make good career decisions. 

The details for the ICT project will be shared soon. 





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