Join the Closing Ceremony of Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022

Jun 20, 2022 | 0 comments

Programme Background and Introduction

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated worldwide every year on the fourth Thursday of April (28 April 2022). Girls in ICT Day provides an opportunity for girls and young women to see and be exposed to the benefit of ICT in enabling their careers and aspiration. Over 377,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,400 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.

In Thailand, the Girls in ICT initiative aims to encourage girls and young women [aged 12-24] to pursue studying STEM, enhance their level of digital skills, and raise awareness of the meaningful and safe use of ICT.

The celebration is organized by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC), the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Thailand (UNRCO in Thailand), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with partnerships with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), the National Broadcasting Services Thailand (NBT Thailand), Wikimedia Thailand, Digital Council of Thailand (DCT), and the Centre of Digital Technology and Society of Thammasat University throughout April and June 2022 in conjunction with a series of the training programme.

The Opening Ceremony was held in hybrid mode at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit and in hybrid mode via Zoom platform on 28 April 2022.

After organising one month of training programmes, the Closing Ceremony will conclude all activities and close the Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022 celebration. These activities include the leadership programme, STEAM female secondary school teachers networking, digital literacy, media literacy and disinformation and ICT for migrant girls, with nearly 300 students participating from 28 April to 6 July.

The Closing Ceremony will be physically conducted on 6 July at the UNCC Bangkok, Thailand. As the last activity, this ceremony will close the seven digital skills training programmes and activities that have been conducted throughout the Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022.

Moving forward, girls and young women who participated in the Girls in ICT Day digital skills training programmes will share their experiences and aspirations carried over from what they achieved after attending several sessions. The programme will feature the Closing ceremony of Girls in ICT Day 2022.

When & Where:

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200 Thailand.

Targeted Participants:

The embassies in Bangkok, UN Agencies, Head of Agencies, Representatives, Ambassadors and Excellencies, and other honourable guests from the NBTC, other Thai Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Commissions, Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022 partners, teachers, students, girls, and young women in Thailand.

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Programme

09:00-10:00: Registration

10:00-10:30: Closing Ceremony of the Girls in ICT Thailand 2022

Session moderator:

  • Ms. Rury Demsey, Junior Project Officer, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Welcoming remarks

  • Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ITU

Special address

  • Representative from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
  • Representative from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Digital Society Thailand
  • Representative from the Ministry of Education Thailand (TBC)

Opening remarks

  • Ms. Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand

10:30-10:40: Group Photo Session

10:40-11:00: Meet the Ambassador

Session moderator:

  • Ambassador for A Day 2022 (Girl representative)

Speakers:

  • Representative from Embassy of United Kingdom
  • Representative from Embassy of United State of America

The Ambassadors will share their inspirational messages and experiences to the girls and young women in Thailand who participated in the Girls in ICT Day Thailand.

11:00-11:30: Girls in ICT Sharing Moment: “Access and safety”

Session moderator:

  • Ms. Yodwadee Dissara, Vice President of the Children and Youth Council of Thailand

Six Girl representatives to start sharing their experience and aspirations based on inquiries asked by

This session will bring selected participants (Girl representatives) to share their experiences and lessons learnt from the Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022. They will also share their aspirations for future engagements in ICTs, especially in creating an accessible and safe digital environment and society for girls and women in Thailand.

11:30-11:40: Showcase of achievements during Girls in ICT Day 2022

Video compilation of the students’ participation during the Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022 digital skills training programme and series of events powered by Girls in ICT Day Thailand 2022 partners from 28 April to 30 June 2022.

11:40-11:55: Boys in ICT Thailand

Session moderator:

  • Ms. Yodwadee Dissara, Vice President of the Children and Youth Council of Thailand

The boy representatives will share their inspirational messages and insights on their call to action to support society in closing the digital divide and the important role of ICTs to support their learning activities at school with all the students in Thailand who participate in the Girls in ICT Day Thailand.

11:55-12:00: Closing Remarks

Session moderator:

  • Ms. Rury Demsey, Junior Project Officer, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Closing Speech

  • Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ITU

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