Greater involvement of girls in ICT to be promoted in Sarajevo by Ministry of Communications, RCC, and partners
SARAJEVO – Opportunities for study, work and personal development that information and communication technologies (ICT) offer to girls will be in focus of International Girls in ICT Day to be marked in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, tomorrow.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme, Microsoft, Oracle, Lexmark and One World – Platform for South East Europe Foundation.
It will bring together female primary and high school students from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and successful ICT professionals from governments, academia, and private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, who will share their experiences and insights into the importance of ICT education as a future career choice.
The girls will be greeted by Damir Hadžić, Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Dinka Živalj, RCC Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit.
The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) members in 2011 with the idea to create a global environment that will empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the field of information and communication technologies.
Promoting development of information society in South East Europe is a priority of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013. A successful completion of this event is expected to create conditions for a broader regional action in the area.
Journalists are invited to attend the event, which will take place on Thursday, 26 April 2012, at 11.00 hours, at the Big Meeting Room of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/I, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Journalists are kindly asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to the event’s opening due to necessary security checks.
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Opening address by Dinka Zivalj, RCC Spokesperson.