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Dr Salma Abbasi and Dr Samuel Ankeli pay a courtesy call to the Kaduna State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kaduna, 15th August 2017

Dr Salma Abbasi, Special Ambassador on Disability Matters for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Dr Samuel Senior Special Advisor to the President of ...

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eWWG Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Senior Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria on Disability Matters, Abuja, 10th August 2017

Dr Salma Abbasi, Chairman eWorldwide Group and Mr Shahzad Akhtar, Managing Director VR1, signed an MoU with Dr Samuel Ankeli the Senior Special Adviso ...

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Dr Salma Abbasi visits KADENAP PAO to see progress made in the fight against Malnutrition, Kaduna, August 2017

Dr Salma Abbasi, Chairman eWorldwide Group and Mr Shahzad Akhtar, Managing Director VR1, visited the KADENAP Project Assurance Office (PAO) to see how ...

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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