Mainstreaming ICT, Gender & Coding In National Curricula In Africa Guide
With the objective to bridge the digital gender divide in Information Communications Technology, the UN Women with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have designed the African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) to develop IT, digital literacy and coding skills in young girls across Africa. This initiative ties in with the African Union’s science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) which declared that "an enabling environment for STI development on the African continent" is one of the pillars for achieving the vision for Agenda 2063.
AGCCI has produced the Guide "Mainstreaming ICT, Gender & Coding In National Curricula In Africa Guide" to provide strategies and actions designed to systemically mainstream gender, coding and ICT into national curricula across Africa. The Guide will serve as a starting point for education ministries, educational stakeholders and leadership teams looking to understand the best ways to go about integrating computing and gender into the national curriculum of secondary education. It also provides (appendices) sample strategic questions, templates and road map to guide policymakers.