The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) organized a session on “Women ICT Frontier Initiative: ICT Enabled Women Entrepreneurship” at the Second Regional Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) Conference on 26 April 2017 in cooperation with CAREN.
Attended by more than 120 researchers, academics and students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the CAREN conference provided a platform for a dialogue on how ICT can be leveraged for research and higher education. APCICT will lead a session on “Women ICT Frontier Initiative” (WIFI) to promote the WIFI programme and the importance of ICT capacity development of women entrepreneurs.
The event was held during the week of WIFI CIS sub-regional workshop and the National Launch of WIFI in Kyrgyzstan on 24-27 April in 2017.
About the Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN)
Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) aims to create a high-capacity data-communications network for researchers, academics and students at over 300 institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It provides intra-regional connectivity between Central Asian National Education Networks and inter-regional connection with other international research and education communities.
About the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)
Launched in June 2016, the Women ICT Frontier Initiative is a flagship ICT human capacity development programme of APCICT that aims to create socially and economically-empowered women through ICT-enabled entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific. Capacity building programmes target potential and current women entrepreneurs on how to use ICT in support of their businesses. It also supports policy makers and government officials on creating an enabling policy environment. More information is available at www.unapcict.org/wifi.