African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI)
« AGCCI - African Girls Can Code Initiative» is a parternship between UN Women, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and
the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
This initiative aims to train and give awareness for more than 2000 young girls from the African continent on digital tools (coding, website design and mobile apps development, robotics) in order to help them follow studies related to digital. On the other hand this initiative aims to empower women and reduce the gap on gender inequality.
It is in this context that UN Women Niger with the financial support of Kingdom of Belgium and in collaboration with ministries in charge of education and women plan to train 50 girls in Niamey (Niger) during a 2 weeks coding camp from december 26th to january 6th.
- Reduce the digital divide and gender inequality by providing training path on digital tools for women based on "learning by doing" concept.
- Empower girls and women by providing a safe environnement where they can develop their soft-skills and hard-skills.
- Facilitate access to education and job market, so that girls and women can contribute to the development of Africa with the help of ICT.
WOMEN IN TECH
"You can't be what you can't see", Marian Wright Edelman
In order to change that, we will show to those girls women from Niger who are in tech fields.
Country Coordinator & Business Development Manager, TransNumerik
Senior Practice Manager,
Saadatou CHEKOU KORE
Software engineer, ICT Expert, Advisor in gender and social inclusion
Senior Fragility Specialist,
World Banque bank
ICT Consutlante & Founder of MapTicNiger