Tanzania: Embrace ICT in Entrepreneurship, Women Told

WOMEN have been urged to embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in their entrepreneurship activities in order to go along with the changing world and add value to their works.

This was said recently in Dar es Salaam by Apps and Girls Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carolyn Ekyarisiima during the launch of the organization’s third phase of girls and women empowerment project.

She said her organization thrives to bridge the gap which exists in the ICT sector by ensuring that more girls and women are trained to take up the challenge and leave behind the notion that the sector is male dominated.

“We train girls in secondary schools and those who are out of school on how to use ICT by enabling them to create websites, graphics and other applications which are relevant in today’s world.

“We also urge them to use ICT to sharpen their entrepreneurship skills as the two things go simultaneously and we are pleased to see a lot of improvement bearing in mind that more girls and women are joining the chain,” she said.

She further disclosed that so far, Apps and Girls organization has reached out over 1000 people and are currently working in 13 regions of the country making sure that their primary targets are easily achieved.

“The good thing is that we have managed to cross borders by establishing our branch in Uganda and the project system we are using has been replicated in Kenya and DR Congo where other organizations in these countries are using the same approach to engage women in ICT, “Ekyarisiima remarked.