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Dr Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group, delivered the keynote ‘Innovation 4.0’, during the opening session of the STEM and Creativity Fest. in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Dr Salma emphasized that there are huge diverse opportunities for youth from the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, which are embedded in the innovations that are fusing and integrating the physical, digital and biological spheres. She also stressed the need for Governments, Educational and Financial Institutions to update their policies and practices to ensure that holistic enabling environments are created for ‘start-ups and entrepreneurs’ to evolve and flourish across all sectors, particularly across the Agriculture value chain in Africa.

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eWorldwide Group has successfully organized and delivered 4 innovative workshops during the STEM and Creativity Fest. on 26th - 27th June, 2019 in Kaduna State, Nigeria in collaboration with the ICT Hub

1. Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Block Chain, What does it mean to you?

2. Innova ...

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Organized a dynamic and interactive thematic workshop on the growing global challenges of internet addiction – impact to the youth and a nation. A great debate with regulators from around the world on how regulations, policies and AI can be competently used to ensure balanced and safe engagement in digital space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-HiZFwSC8&t=113s ...

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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