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Structured training as an enabler for women in ICT: A case study from Bangladesh

Ahmed, Nova, Sinha, Anik, Saha, Anik, Rony, Rahat Jahangir ORCID:, Khan, Syeda Shabnam, Azad, Ifti Abeer and Hasan, Munir 2023. Structured training as an enabler for women in ICT: A case study from Bangladesh. Presented at: IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2022, 04-07 December 2022. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE). IEEE, pp. 120-124. 10.1109/TALE54877.2022.00027

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Gender gap in technology and workspace has gained attention in recent years. Different initiatives have been taken to engage women in technology learning and usage space to prepare women for the workspace. This study looks at the three year-long initiative a particular voluntary organization has taken to engage, and train women all across Bangladesh. This impact study involves n=30 participants who joined the activities of the organization through focus group discussions and one-to-one interviews. The participants shared that these events have boosted their confidence and enhanced their skills and networking in their relevant fields. The findings demonstrate that structured learning helped women develop skills and resources required to transition into professional life. The study contributes to the existing literature by providing insights on the potential of such initiatives to increase women’s participation in ICT in the context of Bangladesh where women have limited access to technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 978-1-6654-9117-4
Funders: BDOSN
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 July 2023
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023 01:30

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