Every fourth Thursday in April is International Girls in ICT Day. The event is celebrated in 171 countries worldwide, reaching an estimated 357,000 girls.
This year’s event was held in Addis Ababa, the event hosted over 250 girls from local schools and leaders from government, private sector partners, UN agencies, NGOs and the educational community.
The event programme included a session on Digital Transformation and Gender Equality, Girls in ICT: Inspiring the next generation and a session led by the girls.
African Union, WikiMedia Foundation, Facebook, Huawei, UN Women, UNDP etc were among partners for the event.