The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCM) in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other Malaysian partners are celebrating the inaugural International Girls in ICT Day 2021 in Malaysia. The event kicked off today with a video launching message by the Ministry’s Secretary-General, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad bin Mentek. It will end on 1st May 2021 with various webinar targeting students, girls and women in ICT in Malaysia.
AIBD, as one of the partners, also actively involved in the event whereby the Director, Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam moderated the Session 1 titled: ICT Women in Leadership with three panelists, Dr Sumitra Nair, Vice-President and Head of Digital Skills and Jobs, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Ms Nabila Hussain from Tech Policy Fellow, Social Economic Initiative (SERI) and Ms Aisyah Shakirah, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Asia Pacific at Internet Society-Malaysia Chapter (ISOC-MY).
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated worldwide yearly on the fourth Thursday of April to provide an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience technology in a whole new light. Over 377,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,400 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide since 2011.
We are glad to be able to see this celebration joined by so many speakers around the world, sharing their insights and experiences about Girls in ICT, encouraging and motivating more girls to join the wonderful world of ICT.