(Damongo) – iValley hub has held one-day stakeholder’s consultative engagement to collate ideas and consensus on the potential and the role of web development technology in the local digital economy, and also how to propel youth employment in the Savannah Region.
The Stakeholders consultative meeting was held at Damongo, the regional capital at Eco Club house.
The meeting brought together people from the six key pillars, Human Capital, Support Infrastructure and Hubs, Accessible Market, Media and Culture, Accessible Finance and Policy, Government and Regulatory bodies.
At the program stakeholders were grouped to proffer ideas on how to overcome institutional challenges through the use of mobile app.
Leadership of institutions present assured ivalley hub that the leadies will be offered a platform at their various outfits to help them practicalize whatever skills acquired.
iValley Ghana in partnership with the Ghana Tech Lab, Soronko Academy and the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization trained 20 female unemployed Senior High School and tertiary graduates in Mobile Application in the Savannah Region in early September, 2021.
The cultural and social roles of women as mothers, homemakers and careers restrict their ability and opportunity to survive in technology.
This has contributed to having fewer females in the industry.
As such, the training was organized to help bridge the knowledge gap between females and males by giving the ladies basic tech skills in Mobile App Development to prepare them for more advanced skills.
This training dubbed the “National Female Pre-Tech Training Program” is aimed at training a total of 360 young females across the country.
iValley is an entrepreneurial development and innovation hub with a mission to promote technological innovations and sustainable entrepreneurial development.
The iValley Damongo hub manager, Nabeel Ranzel during the program told padfm.com.gh news that they expect the trained ladies to use the digital skills to support and impact their communities.
“For us at iValley, it is not just about training these ladies, what next after that? It is also about giving them the opportunity to constantly learn and practice in order to become experts and build a career in tech”.
“There are lots of opportunities for them to seize, they could become developers or UI and UX designers among others,” Mr. Nabeel added.
The 20 trained ladies are set to undergo a three months internship sponsored by iValley with organizations with the hope of building experience and gaining employment.
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