“International Girls in ICT Day” celebrated in Mongolia

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On 26 April, on the occasion of “Girls in ICT day”, Communications and Information Technology Authority of Mongolia /CITA/ and Communications Regulatory Committee /CRC/ jointly organized “International Girls in ICT Day” at School of Information and Telecommunication Technology of Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April throughout the member states of ITU.

Accordingly, representatives of women’s leadership in ICT industry were invited and shared their work experiences with the female students studying in information and telecommunication engineering field. This event was a great opportunity for students to hear from women in the industry, and get involved in workshops and demonstrations.

The ITU emphasized that the number of new graduates in the industry, including the number of female students, is very low, with new jobs created by the rapid development of ICT and the raise awareness of the need for girls to step up to the field of ICT.

For the purpose of promoting gender equality in the UN Declaration on the Sustainable Development Goals and to empower all women and girls, the ITU aims to increase women’s participation and leadership in ICT industry.