Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) for the ASEAN Sub-Region
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP), in cooperation with the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and Department of ICT of the Philippines (DICT) and with support from the ASEAN Secretariat, will launch the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) for the ASEAN Sub-Region on 28 August 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Centre (PICC) in Manila.
The WIFI launch is being held in conjunction with the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference and other related meetings taking place from 28 August to 01 September 2017, in commemoration of the 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN. It will be attended by high-level government officials and representatives of ICT and gender ministries from ASEAN countries as well as women entrepreneur associations, national government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in the areas of entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.
Following the launch, a WIFI Training of Trainers (TOT) for policymakers and women entrepreneurs will be organized on 29-30 August 2017. The TOT aims to expand the pool of trainers and resource persons in Southeast Asia 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 http://www.unapcict.org/wifi.