OIC chief wants more encouragement for women to join ICT sector

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Time: 21 April, 2020

Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
  • International Girls in ICT Day supports the creation of a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women

JEDDAH: The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for greater efforts to encourage women to join the ICT sector, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, who is OIC-secretary-general, said it was important to equip women with digital skills and for them to choose subjects such as mathematics, engineering, computing and science.

He was speaking on the occasion of International Girls in ICT Day, which is held every year in April.

Al-Othaimeen said: “The OIC gives great importance to empowering women and young women in the area of information and communications technology, and providing equal opportunities for men and women to study and work in that area which is progressing and necessitating more investment as the basis for economic growth and social development.”

International Girls in ICT Day supports the creation of a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women, as well as boys and young men, to consider careers in information and communication.

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