The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Huawei Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding to close the digital divide and decrease the gender gap by helping women become empowered through digital technology over Pakistan, including Punjab, KPY, and Sindh starting with.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Special Advisor to Prime Minister Pakistan for poverty Alleviation as well as Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishter, Federal Secretary (IT and T) Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, PTA Chairman Maj Gen(r) Amir Azeem Bajwa, the CEO of Jazz Amir Ibrahim, CEO Jazz.
Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Ufone Mr. Hatem Bamatraf, CEO Telenor Pakistan Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan and Deputy CEO Huawei Pakistan Mr. Ahmed Bilal Masud, and the CEO of Huawei Pakistan, Mr. Wu Han, along with other members of the signatory parties.
Dr. Sania Nishter and PTA were grateful to all the organizers and Huawei’s efforts in promoting gender equality and Women Empowerment.
Connectivity to the Internet and digital skills development will allow women to create new businesses and sell their products to new markets places. Locate jobs in the market and get access to health, education, and financial services, while also actively taking part in public life and increasing the exchange of information.
Unfortunately, the gap between women and men in Pakistan’s ICT usage has not decreased over the past few years, but this MoU signing is aimed at reducing this.
Huawei plans to aid PTA by launching initiatives to close the gender gap by promoting awareness and acquiring digital skills by women. In this context, Huawei plans to launch courses aimed at 500 women by 2022.
Huawei also plans to assist PTA by hosting initiatives, training pieces, and other activities to encourage Gender Inclusion in ICTs in partnership with other organizations. In addition, a greater focus on gender equality will open the way to female participation in ICT Academies, CSR initiatives, and providing tools at a low cost and gadgets, including phones and smartphones, for women to aid in effortless learning.
In the constantly growing technological environment, the notion of inclusion is essential to create radical shifts in every domain through technological advances.
Huawei’s Pakistan Mission
It is quite in line with Huawei’s mission to provide digital technology accessible to every home, person, and business to create a connected and smart world. In this regard, Huawei is focused on ensuring that it brings an all-encompassing connectivity experience and provides the same access to networks to create the basis for an intelligent society.
That will result in developing the highest computing power for delivering an all-encompassing cloud and intelligent system and developing powerful digital platforms to assist companies and industries improve their efficiency, agility, and flexibility.
In addition, it also aims to redefine user experience by implementing technology such as Artificial Intelligence, hence offering consumers better-designed and more intelligent experiences in all situations, including travel, home, and office entertainment, and fitness and health.
In conjunction with PTA, The expectation is that other programs will be brought around to create an increasingly digital Pakistan.