STAFF REPORT LHR: Information Technology (IT) plays a key role in governance as well as imparts synergic impacts on national economy. IT knowledge is equally important for men as well as women. A pilot project with the aim to create enabling conditions for women in IT sector was launched by Sanjh Preet (SP) organization. The project is funded by USAID Pakistan.
Speaking on the launching of the project, CEO SP, Abid Hussain Gill said that despite the prominence of women in IT sector worldwide, they were underrepresented in our country. He said that the project was launched by keeping the stakeholders on board such as universities, IT companies owners, women etc.
“The pilot project aims to provide 3-month internship to 120 women in 10 IT companies, and the organization will closely coordinate with the companies to devise policies to improve the enabling conditions for more women to join in order to boost the IT sector at national level,” he added.
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