The government will provide ICT training to 30 thousand women
The government will provide 30 thousand women training on IT. This training will be provided under the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WiFi) Program. In order to build women as entrepreneur, the ICT Division started the Wi-Fi program with the APCICT program. Yesterday, the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad inaugurated the WiFi program in a city hotel. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.
In the inaugural speech the speaker said the chief guest. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said, while the time is now in Bangladesh, at the same time women are now at the same time. WiFi Program is a timely step for Digital Bangladesh to empower women entrepreneurs through the use of technology.
Speaker also said that the WiFi program will involve women’s ICT. We are all aware of e-commerce, online marketing. Through this program it will be easy for women to get involved in online marketing.
State Minister for Information and Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said, “We are working to ensure equitable participation of men and women in the field of information technology by 2030, with specific plans.” We hope the Wi-Fi program will play an important role in fulfilling this goal. This program will bring quality changes in the society.
Speaking about the special guest, Women and Children Affairs Minister Meher Afroz Chumki said that the WiFi program will have a positive impact on society. The UN-APCICT (Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development) director Dr. Hueyen-Suk Rie said it would be possible to resolve the digital divide through the WiFi program. Through this project, women entrepreneurs can increase their activities by utilizing ICT.
US ambassador to Bangladesh Morsha Bernichot, Australian High Commissioner Julia Diblet, Secretary (Information) of Information and Communication Technology (Acting) Subir Kishore Chowdhury, Director General of Information and Communication Technology, Banmali Bhowmik, Additional Secretary of ICT Division Sushant Kumar Saha spoke on the occasion.