WHO ARE WE?

Find out more about TechWomen Afghanistan background, mission and objectives, institutions and history of the organization.

Overview

TechWomen Afghanistan is a multi-stakeholder platform for women aimed at increasing women’s participation in technology, governance, civil society and business through the use of various technology disciplines...


Overview

TechWomen Afghanistan is a multi-stakeholder platform for women aimed at increasing women’s participation in technology, governance, civil society and business through the use of various technology disciplines. It is a women-led and women-focused program comprised of leading female executives, business owners, researchers, academics, software engineers, programmers, administrators and students in tech.

Mission & Objectives

TechWomen empowers Afghan women to become global leaders and technology experts through mentoring, coaching, and supporting them in all facets of their professional and personal development...


Mission & Objectives

TechWomen empowers Afghan women to become global leaders and technology experts through mentoring, coaching, and supporting them in all facets of their professional and personal development. TechWomen and its partners are striving to bring together pragmatic and committed sets women, projects and organizations to learn and share knowledge.


Supporting Institutions

TechWomen was initiated by TechNation, a Kabul-based tech and consulting firm aiming to develop Afghanistan as a technology-enabled nation, the National ICT Alliance of Afghanistan (NICTAA), a consortium of ICT players,...

Supporting Institutions

TechWomen was initiated by TechNation, a Kabul-based tech and consulting firm aiming to develop Afghanistan as a technology-enabled nation, the National ICT Alliance of Afghanistan (NICTAA), a consortium of ICT players, and Open Source Afghanistan (OSA), an association of open source software community. We are looking for more partners, join us.

History

In 2003 a group of young Afghans participated in World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and were inspired by an amazing team of young women who were running a program called Young Women and Girls in ICT...


History

In 2003 a group of young Afghans participated in World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and were inspired by an amazing team of young women who were running a program called Young Women and Girls in ICT. In 2005 a basic outline for the crucial roles that Afghan women must play in technology was developed, however, was in the infancy of ICT infrastructure development in Afghanistan and because of lack of educational opportunities there were no women to lead this initiative as he had hoped. Between 2010 and 2011 number of remarkable women emerged who took technology as their career choice. By 2010 there were already a number of private ICT and communications enterprises established as well ICT associations. The universities had begun producing a number of highly skilled and motivated female graduates in computer sciences and information technology. In 2011, The Regional Open Source Conference of Central Asia (ROSCCA) had a several dynamic female speakers and trainers, the idea of creating a platform for women in tech was discussed. TechNation launched TechWomen as a multi-stakeholder community of Afghan women in tech. This platform was aimed at engaging and empowering young women and girls to explore and pursue careers in ICT. TechWomen Afghanistan officially started on May 17, 2012, on International Information Society Day, which had Women and Girls in ICT as its theme for the year. Dr Hamadoun I. Toure ITU Secretary-General said in his message about the events leading up to May 17, "I urge you to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day this year by paying particular attention to the special needs of women and girls, extending to them the benefits of ICTs so as to create a paradigm shift in opportunities offered now and in the future. An egalitarian and just society is the basis for a peaceful and prosperous world."