Statistics show that 70 per cent of all the software and applications in China is written by women. The minister believes the difference between Chinese women and African women is that Chinese are given opportunities, the training and the skills.
For Adedoyin Odunfa, the founder and chief executive officer of Digital Jewel, IT professionals have a role to brand ICT careers as careers that can enable women make impact in their societies. Adwoa Boakye, founder of RecRoom, a virtual reality social club, is actually an example of what it means for girls to join careers where they think they would make an influence in their communities.
Given the current fact that so many people, most of whom are women, are not connected, Ofwona said that countries ought to do business differently.
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But Ofwona emphasised that addressing issues of high cost of connectivity and lack of electricity in many parts would not only connect the many women who are locked out of the digital revolution, but also bring the nearly 4 billion people who are still offline. By Julius Bizimungu. Participants follow a panel discussion during Smart Women Summit in Kigali last week. Government Institutions were urged during the summit to help bridge the gender digital divide. Sam Ngendahimana. Twitter Facebook Email Whatsapp linkedin.
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