The 2022 edition of the International Girls in ICT Day campaign being organized in Nigeria by eBusiness Life Communication Limited will hold on Thursday, May 12 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, the organisser announced in a statement.
The statement signed by Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro, Chief Executive Officer of eBusiness Life Communication, also disclosed that Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be leading other stakeholders to the event, which is part of an annual campaign initiated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to sensitise and encourage young women and girls to delve into ICT and related careers.
According to the organiser,the 2022 theme will be central on “Expanding Horizons, Changing Attitudes: Access And Safety”.
“As usual, we will leverage 2022 edition to introduce young girls to career opportunities in technical ﬁelds in both the public and private sectors to help them have a wider range of options and contribute to their quota in the industry and in the development of the economy,” he said.
Other stakeholders that have confirmed partnerships towards this year’s event include MTN, VDT Communications, 9mobile, Globacom, Access Bank and Inq Digital. The support from these foremost ICT companies underscores the importance of the campaign.
This year’s eBusiness Life International Girls in ICT Day event will have the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami as the Special Guest and be chaired by the Group Chief Sustainability Officer/Chairwoman, Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, with a Keynote from the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and a special presentation on Cryptocurrency by the Chief Visionary Officer, Digital Encode, Dr. Peter Obadare.
International Girls’ Day is an initiative launched through ITU Resolution 70 with the idea of creating a global environment that will empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the ﬁeld of information and communication technologies. The Union declared the 4th (fourth) Thursday of April every year as a special day to celebrate and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in ICT, and the society is reminded to support them in their choice.
According to the organisers, this year’s event can also be viewed virtually on YouTube and Zoom. The YouTube link is https://youtu.be/n2L1jQbSOuo.