Cameroon hosted yesterday the 4th edition of the Women's Digital Festival in Yaoundé. The opening ceremony was presided over by Minette Libom Li Likeng (pictured), Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), who took the opportunity to remind the public of the efforts deployed by the government to reduce the digital divide for women.
"The place of women in ICT is a central concern for the government," she said. For example, a program has recently been initiated in centers dedicated to the promotion of women and the family throughout Cameroon. Beyond training programs for women in digital technology, the government focuses on awarding academic excellence to young girls. Institutional support is also given to young women owners of startups to attract women-led investments in the digital economy.
The 3-day festival is organized by the African Women in Tech Startups association, on the sidelines of the International Women's Rights Day.
Michel Ange Nga