Workshop IV & V: “Mobile apps development”

Jul 26, 2022 | 0 comments

As part of Girls in ICT Day Pakistan programme, the digital skills training programme will be conducted on 19 and 20 November 2021 as part of Girls in ICT Day Pakistan. The key stakeholders will include students, girls in tech and youths in Pakistan.

The first session will feature a hands-on mobile app development Tech4Girls workshop within the framework of the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age and it will be supported by GSMA, W4, ITU,  CodeGirls and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Pakistan. The EQUALS Tech4Girls workshop series aim to make younger females feel welcome and empowered in the tech and mobile industries by overcoming gender barriers in relation to access and use of digital technologies. Within this context, EQUALS Tech4Girls aims to make girls and young women feel welcome and empowered in the industry and to overcome gender barriers in relation to access and use of digital technologies. This important work will shape the workforce of tomorrow, ensuring that this new group provides the diverse skills and perspectives needed for the industry to thrive.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Get introduced to the Thunkable components, and how they can use them.
  • Learn how to design mobile apps user interface by inserting media files (video, audio, image, and animation files).
  • Learn the basics of Object-Oriented, and how to use the logic to accomplish the application tasks.
  • Learn how to store and retrieve data.
  • Install their first applications on their own smartphone (IOS, Android or any platform).

Participation Requirements:

Participant Profile: Girls and young women ages 18 – 30 

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Windows
  • Internet Browser
  • Email
  • Browsing websites

Technology Requirements to attend the Mobile App development Workshop:

  • Laptop or desktop computer with Internet Connection
  • Smartphone and phone cable to connect phone with laptop or desktop computer
  •  An E-mail account / Gmail

Training Delivery Method: Instructor-Led (In Class or Online with Live Instructor) 

The second session will invite students and girls in tech to join the ITU presentation on Child Online Protection on Safety on the Internet for girls and young women. Online technologies present many possibilities for children and young people to communicate, learn new skills, be creative and contribute to establishing a better society. Protecting children is a common responsibility and it is up to all relevant stakeholders to ensure a sustainable future for all. For that to happen, policy-makers, the private sector, parents, carers, educators and other stakeholders, must ensure that children can fulfil their potential – online and offline. Parents, guardians, and educators also have a responsibility to ensure that children and young people are utilizing Internet sites safely and responsibly. In order to respond to these growing challenges in the face of rapid development of ICTs, the Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative, a multi-stakeholder international initiative launched by ITU in November 2008, continues to bring partners together from all sectors of the global community to create a safe and empowering online experience for children and young people around the world. It sets out guidelines for all relevant stakeholders including children and young people in all parts of the world on how to keep themselves and others safe online.

Provisional Agenda

9:00-9:15 – Orientation Session

Facilitator:

  • Ms. Faiza Yousouf, CodeGirls
  • Ms. Shamim Rajani, CodeGIrls

9:15-9:43 – Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Ajmal Anwar Awan, Member, International Coordination, Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication Pakistan   

Special address:

  • Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA
  • Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director of ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Lindsey Nefesh Clarke, Founder, W4  

9:43-9:45 – EQUALS – Her Didital Skills Video

9:45-9:55 – Pre-workshop survey (Participant’s survey)

Facilitator:

  • Ms. Faiza Yousouf, CodeGirls
  • Ms. Samana Hasan, CodeGirls

9:55-10:00 – Group photo session

Facilitator:

  • Ms. Faiza Yousouf, CodeGirls
  • Ms. Samana Hasan, CodeGirls

10:-10:30 – Short Introduction to Online Safety

Facilitator:

  • Ms. Fanny Rotino, Child Online Protection Officer, ITU

10:30-12:30 – “EQUALS TECH4GIRLS”supported by GSMA, W4, ITU CodeGirls and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Pakistan on “Mobile apps development”

Facilitator:

  • Yusra, CodeGirls
  • Rida, CodeGirls
  • Neelam, CodeGirls
  • Dua, CodeGirls

12:30-13:00 Break time

13:00-15:00 – “EQUALS TECH4GIRLS”supported by GSMA, W4, ITU CodeGirls and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Pakistan on “Mobile apps development”

Facilitator:

  • Yusra, CodeGirls
  • Rida, CodeGirls
  • Neelam, CodeGirls
  • Dua, CodeGirls

15:00-15:20 – Post-workshop survey

Facilitator:

  • Faiza Yousouf, CodeGIrls
  • Samana Hasan, CodeGirls

15:20-15:50 – Partner speaker

Opportunities for women in the tech ecosystem

Speakers:

  • Faiza Yousouf, CodeGirls
  • Samana Hasan, CodeGirls

15:50-16:00 – Ending Keynote

Speaker:

  • Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chair, EQUALS Steering Committee

16:00-16:05 – End of Programme