Belize Joins CARICOM Celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2024

Belize joins CARICOM to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day 2024, aiming to inspire 50,000 youth across 15 Caribbean countries and empower girls in STEM education and ICT careers.

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Belize Joins CARICOM Celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2024

Belize Joins CARICOM Celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2024

Belize will participate in the CARICOM celebration of International Girls in ICT Day on April 25th, 2024 in Georgetown, Guyana. The event, organized by the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership and Restore a Sense of I Can (RSC), aims to engage 50,000 participants from 15 Caribbean countries to inspire youth innovation and empower girls in STEM education and ICT careers.

The program will feature insights from influential speakers, breakout sessions with presentations, workshops, and hands-on experiences exploring advanced technologies and essential topics. Since its inception in 2011, Girls in ICT Day has served as an annual reminder of the need to bridge the gender digital divide and support technology education and skills training for girls and young women to pursue rewarding STEM careers.

Why this matters: Empowering girls and young women in STEM fields is critical for promoting gender equality and driving innovation in the Caribbean region. Events like International Girls in ICT Day play a vital role in inspiring the next generation of female leaders in technology and bridging the digital gender divide.

Belize's participation in this CARICOM-wide celebration highlights the country's commitment to promoting inclusive education and career opportunities in ICT. By joining forces with other Caribbean nations, Belize aims to create a supportive network that encourages girls to explore their potential in STEM and pursue impactful careers in the digital age.

Key Takeaways

  • Belize to participate in CARICOM's Girls in ICT Day 2024 in Guyana.
  • Event aims to engage 50,000 participants from 15 Caribbean countries.
  • Promote youth innovation and empower girls in STEM and ICT careers.
  • Empowering girls in STEM is critical for gender equality and innovation.
  • Belize's participation highlights commitment to inclusive education and ICT opportunities.