More women have now entered into the once male dominated field of Information Communication Technology.
This once male dominated field has seen more women advancing using their knowledge and skills to master in this area of trade, projected to be a strong revenue generator for Papua New Guinea in future.
Papua New Guinean women have ventured into an industry that was once tagged as male dominant.
However, in recent times, their participation has been attributed to many more awareness on gender equality provided by the government, churches, non-government organisations, faith based organisations and many other stakeholders.
This has allowed for women to come out from their comfort zone and be exposed, in enhancing their knowledge and skills.
And in the platform of the PNG ICT Cluster, women have been given more options.
Women’s success stories and achievements was also highlighted on Thursday during the pre-launch fundraising dinner held under the theme ‘Sharing Innovation Creating Our Future.’
The event brought together aspiring and practicing ICT experts, sharing their innovative ideas with the presence of Patron, Justice and Attroney General Minister, Davis Steven.
The PNG ICT Cluster is collaborating with the public and private sectors, along with academia, providing the visibility through its 30 membership.
Internet cost remains one of biggest challenge in PNG.
We also met with Emily Lea, who runs the Enova Software Solutions.
Its projected ICT can generate more revenue, but that will happen through the support of political bureaucrats.
The PNG ICT Cluster says the APEC 2018 Summit is the way forward for them to be recognised also as a global leader in ITC as the ‘Silicon Valley of the Pacific.’