On the 22nd of APRIL 2021, GenderTech Initiative Uganda with support from the Digital Human Rights Lab commemorated the Girls in ICT Day event which was held at the innovation village in Gulu district. This day is celebrated yearly to highlight the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest-growing sector.
The event was opened by Bernard Loum the program director of CEED Uganda, an organisation that empowers young people to become positive change agents in their communities.
In his opening speech, he said Technology is here to stay because it’s evolving each and every day, and the Girls in ICT Day is a reminder that we need to find ways to equip girls and young women with the skills they need to become ICT professionals. He
encouraged the girls to pass by CEED offices during holidays as they have an online ICT mentorship program with the students of Concordia which the girls can benefit from.