Girls in Technology Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities

Girls in Tech Nepal

June 9, 2020, Kathmandu

Girls in Technology: Challenges and Opportunities. Technology is everywhere but where are the girls?

Females seem to count under a minority group when it comes to the technology industry. According to the World Bank in 2018, the female population of Nepal was reported 54.54 % in which the representation of girls and women in the IT sector was estimated at 5-10%. Similarly, their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields is considerably low. Lack of encouragement, awareness, and role models, social biasness are some of the causes of low participation of girls in the field. This week on 13th June 2020 the ICT FRAME Magazine to host an open discussion on the topic “Girls in Technology: Challenges and Opportunities”. We hope this open discussion will not only aware of people but help girls and women to better understand their role in technology and encourage them to pursue technology as their career.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) drives growth and innovation worldwide, infiltrating all aspects of our lives. These ongoing advances in ICTs effectively make digital literacy a prerequisite for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and are leading to a projected shortage of ICT employees worldwide. Thus, in order to encourage and expand the participation of girls and women in technology, ICT skills and knowledge play a vital role. As motivation plays a prime role, the need to boost their confidence is crucial. Furthermore, the girl’s participation is further encouraged to improving technical innovation, honing their skills, and maintaining gender balance, and ensuring a competitive workforce. Therefore, we hope these types of webinars would make girls aware of the challenges and opportunities in technological fields.

Objective:

The main objective of the webinar is to shed light on the opportunities and challenges in technological fields

To aware, educate, and empower girls seeking a career in technology to achieve their personal and professional goals

Key Takeaways:

  1. The webinar shall help girls to stand up for themselves in the field of technology.
  2. It shall help them to tackle possible challenges in the ICT field.
  3. It shall help them to know about possible opportunities in the area.
  4. It shall help to create possible frameworks and structures to enhance the participation of girls in ICT education.

Resource Person/ Speakers

Leena Duwadi

Digital content specialist having more than 5 years of experience in digital media, with a total of 15 years of media experience. Former content and marketing head of WittyFeed, India’s one of the popular digital media company.

Smrita Mishra

She is a new energetic learner in the IT field. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree (B.sc.hons.IT) from Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), affiliated with Asia Pacific University (APU). She works as Associate Software QA Engineer at Braindigit IT Solution, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ms. Mishra working in the IT company, her works include testing applications like – web, mobile, and responsive, using both manual and automation techniques. Where she has to identify the bugs including all level testing like – functionality, load & performance, browser & device compatibility, security, etc. and make the developed application error-free before its release.

Parishrama Bhusal

She is working as a DBA in eSewa Fonepay Private Limited for a year. Enthusiastic and self-motivated student, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BSC.IT (Final Year) from Lord Buddha Education Foundation.

Anu Shrestha

She has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (B.Sc.IT(Hons.)) from Lord Buddha Education Foundation Campus affiliated with Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. She is currently working at Next Nepal Pvt. Ltd as junior .net developer, Tinkune, Kathmandu. Her main work is to develop web applications along with the design database.

The Program is Moderated By Dolma Sherpa (Holymo), the Program Coordinator at LBEF

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