CEPIS Micro-Conference on Women in ICT

CEPIS recently brought together Member Societies representatives for an engaging micro-conference on Women in ICT. Experts from several Member Societies presented national initiatives and shared their experiences and best practices in this domain. One of the main challenges shared by participants was the lack of enthusiasm that young people, especially young women have for ICT as a future career or education path. Further awareness raising activities like awards for women in ICT, and replicating existing national initiatives across countries, could help counteract this negative attitude. Participants will form a CEPIS Task Force on the topic and will meet again in June. If CEPIS Members would like to nominate a representative please let us know.