Jiggen CI TIC competition (Mobile apps development training for girls)

When, local time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Senegal, Dakar
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Sasha Rubel Diamanka/s.rubel@unesco.org

On the occasion of the International Day for Girls in ICTs, UNESCO Regional Dakar Office is organizing the 2016 edition of the Jiggen CI TIC competition (development of mobile applications for girls).
Contributing to the global YouthMobile Initiative, the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, in partnership with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Senegal, Sonatel and Google, is organizing a series of conferences, activities and workshops with the aim of empowering girls through capacity building activities, in the use of technologies, for skills development, innovation and increased employment opportunities. These activities are part of UNESCO's effort to promote gender equality in ICTs and quality education.

The YouthMobile Initiave strives to provide young people with the high-level skills and confidence to develop, promote and sell locally relevant mobile apps that solve local issues of sustainable development and provide employment.