Backed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the world celebrates fourth Thursday in April, every year as Girls in ICT day. AIBD supports this ITU initiative which aims 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).
ITU has encouraged all stakeholders to organise events with the vision to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs.
Supporting the cause, AIBD also suggests to its members, affiliates and partners to celebrate this day. For smart ideas to celebrate the day, log on to the official website: http://girlsinict.org/about/Why-a-Girls-in-ICT-Portal
AIBD recently recruited new programme managers and tapped the services of the former Director General of the Korea Communications Commission under the Institute’s secondment programme as part of initiatives to strengthen its human resource capacity and better serve members.
Members of the AIBD Executive Board (EXBO) gathered recently in Maldives to identify approaches to strengthen the Institute’s sustainability and improve delivery of services to members.
Mr Thusira Chintaka Malawwe Thantri, Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, and Chairman of AIBD’s Strategic Plan Team, says the Right to Information Act which Sri Lanka recentlypassed signals the return of democracy in the country.
Calls for more in-country training workshops and sustainability concerns dominated discussions among AIBD members who participated in the 43rd Annual Gathering/16th AIBD General Conference in Maldives.