Un-Conference Central Asia Girls in ICT

Opportunities for girls in ICT education and careers in Central Asia: informal online discussion in honor of International Girls in ICT Day

April 28, 2022, 16.00 Bishkek, 10.00 UTC


Facebook Live Stream: https://fb.watch/cG2PkgRuU8/ 

YouTube Live Stream: https://youtu.be/Xvt7Gd-SnBg

The Central Asian Girls in ICT event aims to inspire and empower girls and girls, especially in rural areas, to pursue education and careers in the ICT sector and STEAM in general. International and local experts and leaders will share their stories and talk about opportunities for girls in Central Asia. The online event will be held in an informal environment without protocol, so that the participants and participants can freely communicate with each other and with prominent ICT experts and leaders.

Organizers: International Organization “Women in Digital Transformation”, Kyrgyz Internet Society and International Public Foundation “Initiatives of Roza Otunbayeva”
Hosts: Ekaterina Gromova, Talant Sultanov

16.00 Greetings

  • Roza Otunbayeva, founder of the International Public Foundation “Initiatives of Roza Otunbayeva”, ex-president
  • Almazbek Beishenaliev, Minister of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Elvira Surabaldieva, Deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Nuria Kutnaeva, Director of the State Agency for the Protection of Personal Data under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic

16.30 Teleconference Tashkent-Bishkek “Girls in ICT in the CIS Region”

  • Natalia Mochu, ITU Regional Director for the CIS Region
  • Ekaterina Gromova, Co-Founder, Women in Digital Transformation

16.45 Presentations “Opportunities in ICT for girls and girls in Central Asia”

  • Shayna Cram, Head of Public Affairs, US Embassy
  • Shirin Aitmatova, Vice-President of the International Aitmatov Foundation, Former Deputy of the Jogorku
  • Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Gulnaz Kordanova, Co-Founder, Teach for Kazakhstan and Connect-Ed.kz (Kazakhstan)
  • Elena Selezneva, Director, Startup Accelerator, Co-Founder of Tech4Impact (Uzbekistan)
  • Jamal Frontbek kyzy, Head of the public organization “Mutakalim”
  • Banur Abdiyeva, Founder of the Center for Civic Initiatives “Leader” (Karakol), European Union Project “DigiKonush”
  • Aizada Kalkanbekova, Director of the community radio “Suusamyr FM” and editor-in-chief of the news site kyrgyzmedia.kg
  • Aidana Omurbayeva, DevOps Engineer at Relativity LLC, IT Influencer
  • Aiperi Nogoibaeva, Deputy Director KARPOU (Kyrgyz Association of Software Developers and Services)
  • Aiperi Bozoeva, Digital Hygiene Project “Sanarip Tazalyk”
  • Sapargul Abdinabiyeva, European Union Project “Sanarip Insan”
  • Aidai Amankulova, Village Girl Project
  • Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, Head of the first space program in Kyrgyzstan, an initiative included in the BBC Global List of “100 Most Influential and Inspiring Women in the World”

Questions and answers. Competition with prizes