International Girls in ICT (Informationand Communication Technology) Day is being observed worldwide in more than 200 countries amid several events on April 25, 2013. Celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States in ITU PlenipotentiaryResolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the body of the United Nations in charge of information and communication technologies. Their mandate is to encourage the world to use technology, set unified standards globally and address issues that are raised with the development of technology. International Girls in ICT Day has been established by ITU to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The day will also be celebrated in Nepal for the first time on this Thursday.The event organized by NTA (NepalTelecommunication's Authority) and DBI, Equal Access Nepal and supported by ITU (International Telecommunications’ Union) will be held at St. Xavier's College from 1 to 5 pm. Digital Broadcast Initiative, Equal Access Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that creates and disseminates radio shows that empower listeners with critically needed information for social change on a wide range of development themes. The event is being promoted by Sparrow SMS, VAS service provider of Janaki Technology Pvt. Ltd. Sparrow SMS has been providing various SMS services to individuals as well as businesses for information sharing and marketing purposes.
The event aims at encouraging
girls and women to use ICT and build up their career in ICT field. ICT is a
fast growing sector and vital in the development of the nation. With more
advancement in this sector more opportunities are being created every day. And it’s
not long before ICT will be a leading sector and strong force behind the
economic system of the country. The event mainly intends to promote and
encourage girls and young women to actively participate in the fields of ICT
and benefit from it and contribute to it as well.
The event will be attended by more than hundred female participants that include both students as well as working women. Few successful women among them will be speaking on ICT and Women and how ICT can empower girls and women.
Sparrow SMS congratulates the organizers for taking such initiative and organizing the events on International Girls in ICT Day. We hope more and more of such events are organized in the future and we promise to support such events in all possible capacity of a company. More information about the event can be received via SMS, just SMS GICT to 34001.