Notice on International Girls in ICT Day 2016

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International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by International Communication Union (ITU) Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. International Girls in ICT day will next be observed on 28 April 2016. To commemorate International Girls in ICT day, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is organizing following events.

a.     Inter-School Quiz Contest on ICT

The Quiz contest shall be based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The participants shall be girls from school/college upto 12th grade or equivalent. Interested girls with a team of two members are kindly requested to register their names with valid student identity cards or via official school / college letter to NTA at following address or email at spandey@nta.gov.np or skhatiwada@nta.gov.np or registered in http://goo.gl/forms/gCFRFQl7Y8. The deadline for registration is 20th April 2016. The winners of the contest shall be awarded by NTA on Girls in ICT day.

 

b.    Mobile App Development Contest

The theme for the contest shall be “Fighting Violence Against Women” The participants shall be college/university girls upto undergraduate level. Interested girls are kindly requested to register with a team of three members at maximum with valid student identiry cards or via college/university letter to NTA at following address or email at skhatiwada@nta.gov.np or rkbasukala@nta.gov.np within 18th April 2016.

c.     Girls in ICT Magazine publication

The suggested topics for article are enlisted to below. Hence interested female authors are requested to submit an article in English not exceeding 2000 words along with a digital passport sized photograph to NTA at spandey@nta.gov.np  or bkhadka@nta.gov.np within 18th April 2016. The magazine shall be published by NTA on on Girls in ICT day.

1.     Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes for Girls in ICT

2.     Girls in ICT day experience

3.     Need/Importance of Girls in ICT day

4.     Opportunities for Girls in ICT

5.     Challenges for women in ICT

6.     Working life of females in ICT

7.     Women Empowerment Through ICT

8.     Status of Girls in ICT in Nepal

9.     ICT Gender Equality

10.  Technology needs girls

11.  Policy needs to improve women empowerment in ICT

12.  Reasons for less women involvement in iCT

13.  Living with ICT

14.  Girls in ICT events in Nepal

15.  Access to ICT education for girls and women in rural area

16.  ICT as a tool for teaching real or a myth?

17.  ICT Education, New people, New attitudes.

18.  Challenges of teaching and learning ICT

19.  Advantages of using ICT tools

20.  Any other relevant topics

Meanwhile, NTA requests ICT related companies, government agencies, academic institutions, NGOs working in the field of women empowerment and other interested organisations to organize local or national events on International Girls in ICT Day on 28th April 2016 targeting girls. For detailed information regarding organizing the event please visit http://girlsinict.org  or contact Assistant Director Ms. Roja Kiran Basukala or Assistant Sunita Pandey at NTA at following address

Please  register your participation from the following link

http://goo.gl/forms/gCFRFQl7Y8

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

Shree Kunj (Opposite to Nepal Academy)

Kamaladi, Kathmandu

GPO Box :9754

Tel: 4255474

Fax: 4255250

Email: ntra@nta.gov.np

Website: www.nta.gov.np

2017-05-29T17:11:32+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Public Notices|