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Celebrating Zambian women in technology

NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka
IN THE 2016 biographical film, Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African American women who worked at NASA and served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn is told.
Their achievement is said to have turned around the Space Race and the film fittingly depicts the determination of women in a male-dominated environment.
Likewise, this 2019 International Women’s Day serves to beam a spotlight on women and girls in technology who are playing an active role in advancing gender equality through technology and innovation.
The chosen theme is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’, and focuses on innovative ways that gender equality and the empowerment of women can be promoted, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
The presence of women in technology particularly offers the opportunity for the creation of more inclusive systems, efficient services and sustainable infrastructure to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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