As part the International Girls in ICT Day 2019 celebration, the Arab Women Organization (AWO), in collaboration with the Regional Office for Arab states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT )- Egypt, is launching a competition titled " Digital Innovation and Creativity for Girls "aiming at stimulating innovation and creativity of girls to produce digital solutions to the challenges and problems facing their communities. The competition targets girls in the Arab region aged between 15 and 22 to leverage their technological / digital innovations to serve their communities. The competition also offers Arab girls the opportunity to develop their digital skills to enable them to continue studies and pursue career in ICT and ICT-related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and tech- Entrepreneurship (ESTEM).
The chamber of Information Technology and Communications (CIT), the biggest semi-Government Association – in the communication and information technology industry in Egypt.
is a regional intergovernmental organization operating under the umbrella of the League of Arab States. AWO was established in 2003 to enhance the capabilities of Arab women as a cornerstone of the progress of society. It strives to empower Arab women in all areas as a key partner in achieving sustainable development.
ITU is a specialized United Nations (UN) agency, founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, it allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
• Encourage girls to create innovative ideas and solutions to encourage them to study in STEM fields and pursue career in ICT-related fields.
• leverage their digital skills to develop ideas and applications designed to solve the problems facing their communities.
• Develop skills to identify problems and design solutions for it.
• Age 15 to 22 years (as of 1st October 2018).
• Holder of the nationality of one of Arab Women Organization member states.
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