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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Global and Local Women Technopreneurs; Journey to Success” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th March 2018 at 13.15 – 14.00

Over the past two decades, there has been great debate amongst development practitioners, policy makers, development agencies and civil society for th ...

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Dr. Salma Abbasi will be Participant at World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), 19th March 2018

Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWWG will be participating as a Panelist at the workshop "Women in STEM as a business case for a better society ...

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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Practical Applications of ICTs Supporting Inclusion and Access to Information and Services, livelihoods for People with Disabilities” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 23rd March 2018 at 11.00 am to 12.45 pm

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play a tremendous role to provide access, information and inclusion of people with all types of disabil ...

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eWWG organized a thematic workshop on ‘How Technology is Being Used to Accelerate Girls’ Inclusion and Access to Education (Particularly STEM) and Improve Pedagogical Practices to Enable Critical Thinking to Support Sustainable Gender Empowerment’ at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, June, 2017.

Some of the main issues discussed were

  • Accessible ICTs are a powerful equalizer of abilities, empowering persons with disabilities to fulfill their potential and thus, create inclusive societies
  • Lack of ICT skills, awareness and facilities
  • Mobile based local content to encourage local participation and ensure sustainable models of education and business etc.
  • Cultural and social barriers restricts girls access to ICTs and STEM in some countries
  • Cultural, social and traditional barriers for the inclusion of women in the economic sector
 

Main Outcomes of the Session

  • Raise awareness and create incentives for women to take on careers in ICTs
  • Update curriculum, avoid stereotypes and showcase women role models
  • Develop yearlong activities in ICT for women and girls
  • Introduce ICT education at an early stage in schools and engage parents and teachers
  • Create communities of girls and women in ICT including role models and mentoring
 

Conclusion: Strengthen collaboration among all stakeholders to achieve gender equality