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Turnbull government announces $3.9m for women in technology

Turnbull government announces $3.9m for women in technology

Startups, Women
The gender divide in technology is getting better, but there’s still room to make it easier and to create a better norm for future generations of women. Women are under-represented in science, technology engineering and maths (STEM) fields in Australia and the federal government is pouring $3.9m to tackle the issue, awarding funding to 24 organizations across the country. The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to  global leadership and development. Supporting women STEM students and researchers is not only an essential part of a country’s strategy to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world but also important to women themselves. Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Mobile, Startups, Technology, Women
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highes
Software firm aims to empower women in Technology

Software firm aims to empower women in Technology

Women
Inspiring women to enter and invest in technology from a young age is the greatest milestone software development company can take. This encourages more female participant in the male-dominated industry while increasing the Return  in Investments margin in a great way. In many developing countries, women are confined to traditional roles and have limited access to capital, training and technology that could enrich their lives. Such inequality does not only affect women but the entire community at large as it loses out on a huge section of manpower. Mark Thomas, the CEO of Coderus, a software firm looking to raise the profile of women in its workforce says that  in next few years, the ratio of men to women will continue to balance out across the industry. According to data released
Nairobi hosts ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS2016)

Nairobi hosts ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS2016)

Internet, Women
ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from starting today 6th to 8th September 2016. The Symposium is being organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya. The information technology revolution is transforming our lives at an unprecedented pace. Embracing capacity building opportunities in the digital era can make a major contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. CBS-2016 is the first global event focusing on new skill requirements in the digital era following the adoption by the world leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thought leaders from all over the world will provide insights on how education and training in the field of ICTs
Nigeria and Huawei Sign MoU On e-Skills Development Project

Nigeria and Huawei Sign MoU On e-Skills Development Project

Internet, Women
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and the Federal Government of Nigeria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Nigerian government officials to partake in and benefit from an e-skills development project entitled ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme. Reports Chima Akwaja Launched in 2008, Huawei’s ‘Telecom Seeds for the Future’ programme aims at cultivating local ICT talent, promoting knowledge transfer, improving people’s interest in and understanding of the telecom industry, and encouraging countries and regions to participate in the building of digital communities. The company is launching the programme for Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, at a time the government is pushing hard to deepen ICT uptake, pen