International Girls in ICT Day 2017 will be celebrated on 27 April with events around the world aimed at encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs, while at the same time highlighting the growing importance of digital skills to pursue successful professional careers across sectors.
As this event is coinciding with the Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) held in Vilnius, ITU has joined hands with the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) and Kaunas University of Technology to celebrate Girls in ICT in Vilnius as a side event happening in parallel to the RPM, at the same venue. Interactions between participants of both events will be possible – the Girls in ICT and the delegates of Member States handling ICT development in their respective countries. The annual ITU address on this celebration will be given live from Vilnius to girls and young women from around the world by the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau.
Girls from schools in Vilnius and other cities will be invited to a celebration at Holiday Inn Vilnius which will include a talk with practical demonstrations on Virtual and Augmented reality, a presentation of winning projects of Roboticos Olympiad broadcasted to events in Klaipeda, Kaunas, Alytus, Siauliai, Marijampole and an interactive session with the Girls in ICT Day activities in ITU headquarters Geneva and in an event in Lebanon.