The Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme has trained 50 women as part of efforts to increase women’s participation in the digital technology space.
There is a long-term vision of training about 20,000 females in Information Communication Technology (ICT) through a collaboration between the government of Ghana and Huawei.
Madam Ama Pomaa Boateng, the Deputy Communications and Digitization Minister, said, “it is time for our women after going through this intensive Digital capacity building programme from Huawei to take up the opportunity to build and establish their businesses.
“Women participation in technology is my priority and that of the ministry. It is my aim to contribute to bridging the gender gap in Ghana and beyond,” she added.
She said, “the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization has a plan and is preparing the girl child to compete globally, and determination and planning is key in achieving a brighter future.”
Madam Boateng said they had also engaged Huawei to offer digital skills training to over 20,000 girls across the country and “we continue to grow that number.”
“Huawei, a world leading telecom giant looks to make ICT accessible to all especially women and younger entrepreneurs, Mr Kweku Essuman Quansah, the Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Ghana has said.
He said the Company had been an organization that provides equal opportunities for all including Ghanaians.
The Deputy Minister said it was for this reason that “we decided to dedicate this year’s Seeds of the Future Programme to women in STEM.”
He noted that this year, through the Ministry some female students from various Universities across the country had the opportunity to experience technologies in ICT and dialogue with experts.
“l believe the tour of Huawei’s 5G Exhibition Hall as well as courses on Huawei’s ICT talent ecosystem has broadened their horizon and their understanding deepened,” he added.
Mr Quansah said as a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei was committed to expanding their presence in Ghana.