National Launch and Training of Trainers on Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Armenia

Date
Sep 26th 2017 - Sep 29th 2017
Organizer
Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia, and Armenian Young Women’s Association
Location
Yerevan, Armenia

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in cooperation with the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia, and Armenian Young Women’s Association launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Yerevan on 29 September 2017.

The WIFI launch was attended by high-level government officials and representatives of the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia, relevant ministries as well as women entrepreneur associations, national government agencies, and other stakeholders in the areas of entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.

Prior to the launch, a WIFI Training of Trainers (TOT) for policymakers and women entrepreneurs was organized on 26-28 September 2017. The TOT aimed to expand the pool of trainers and resource persons in Armenia and who can help bring the WIFI training programme at the national and community levels.

 About the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)

Launched in June 2016, WIFI is APCICT’s flagship ICT capacity development programme for promoting women entrepreneurship. It aims to strengthen the capacity of current and potential women entrepreneurs in Asia and Pacific on utilizing ICT in support of their businesses. The programme also enhances the capacities of government leaders and policymakers to create an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs through appropriate policies and support programmes. More information is available at www.unapcict.org/wifi