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International Girls in ICT Day 2023

International Girls in ICT Day is an annual event celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April to encourage and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in information and communication technologies (ICT). The event aims to raise awareness about the gender gap in the ICT sector and inspire girls to consider ICT-related careers. International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 27th April 2023 by International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The theme for the 2023 edition “Digital Skills for Life” has been identified by ITU in consultation with youth to encourage girls and young women to thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

Digital Skills for Life

Digital skills are essential for life in today’s world, and there are several key areas where they are particularly important. Here are some digital skills for life that everyone should have:


  1. Digital literacy: This includes basic skills such as using a computer, navigating the internet, and understanding how to use common software programs like Microsoft Word or Excel.
  2. Online safety and privacy: This includes understanding how to protect your personal information online, recognizing phishing scams and other online threats, and knowing how to use privacy settings on social media and other websites.
  3. Communication skills: Being able to communicate effectively online is crucial in today’s digital world. This includes skills such as writing effective emails, participating in online discussions, and using video conferencing tools.
  4. Critical thinking and problem-solving: The ability to evaluate information online and solve problems using digital tools is essential. This includes skills such as researching online, analysing data, and troubleshooting technical issues.
  5. Coding and programming: As technology continues to play a larger role in our lives, the ability to code and program will become increasingly important. Learning basic coding skills can help prepare you for a variety of careers in technology.
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