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Women challenged for the use of ICT


Mar 6, 2023

BUJUMBURA March 6th (ABP) – The Minister of Communication, Information Technologies and the Media, Mrs. Léocadie Ndacayisaba, proceeded, on Friday March 3, 2023, in Bujumbura, to the official launch of the partnership between KIT hub (Knowledge and Impact Trade hub) and Women in Tech in order to appeal to women and girls, especially those living in rural areas, to be interested in the use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Minister Ndacayisaba said that this organization came at the right time because, she said, the hub kit aims to teach children, especially girls, the use of ICT tools from an early age. She also indicated that this organization appeals to rural women to be much more interested in the use of ICT tools. She stressed that the said ministry aims to promote ICT especially for that category of people who are backward compared to others.

As for the chairperson of Kit Hub, Mr. Clément Chris Igiraneza, he indicated that the kit hub is committed to collaborating with both national and international organizations in the promotion of ICT to women to open the door of partnership with Women in Tech, an organization based in several countries, and specified that it is a good opportunity to advance women in order to find a global solution in relation to digitalization.

It was also about making women understand the importance of digitalization. Women must be strengthened in terms of the digitization of information and the use of the Internet so as not to lag behind men because ICTs are used in all areas of development in countries.

It is worthy to note that this year’s theme for the celebration of International Women’s Day is entitled “Committed leadership for innovative digitalization in favor of gender equality”.