IEEE Bangladesh Section (IEEE BDS) and IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group IEEE Bangladesh Section (WIE AG BDS) organized an online event to celebrate the International Girls In ICT Day 2021 on 22 April 2021, 8-9 pm. The theme of the event “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures”.
International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative of ITU and is celebrated every year to supports the social and economic development of women and girls. This day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see, rethink and consider technology as new light of prospect. International Girls in ICT Day aims to inspire a global movement to increase the representation of girls and women in technology. The day is to recommit to the goal of equal access for young women and girls to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
As a celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, IEEE Bangladesh Section and Women in Engineering Affinity Group of IEEE Bangladesh Section jointly organized a webinar on 22nd April, 2021.
The webinar was inaugurated with the Speech from Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Professor (EEE), BUET & Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section. After that, the session was very much interactive through active participation in the discussion by Rabeya Akter from IEEE RAS SB Dhaka University, Dr. Tama Fouzder, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, ULAB, Marshia Zaman Shaily, Lecturer & Group Advisor, IEEE Dhaka University SB WIE AG, Tasnim Rahman, Lecturer, Green University of Bangladesh, Javed Niaj Mohsin, Junior Electrical Engineer, Development Design Consultants Limited, Israt Binteh Habib. Lecturer & Group Advisor, IEEE WIE AG IIUC, Ashfia Habib, Lecturer, NSU, Sania Sultana, Engineer, Oli Lowna Baroi, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, AUST. All of them agreed that women play a key role in reducing poverty and promoting social and economic development, for themselves, their families and their countries. ICT is an essential tool for the social and economic development of women and girls. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can provide women and girls an education and job training, promote literacy, improve access to health care, enable the exercise of legal rights and participation in government.
Around 60 participants from different university and professional organization were present in that webinar. The webinar was hosted by Anamika Bhakta, Chair, WIE AG of IEEE Bangladesh Section.