International Girls in ICT Day
22 April, 2021
Girls in ICT Day is to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the information, communications and technology (ICT) sectors and for governments, the private sector and civil society to establish systems that will equip girls and young women with the skills needed to become ICT professionals. The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in these sectors within (at least) the next five years. Girls and young women who learn coding, apps development and computer science are thus well-placed for a successful career in the ICT sector and to help to improve the lives of people everywhere through improved health care, environmental management, communications and educational systems.