On September 26 the training for trainers’ trainers on ‘Women and Information-Communication Technologies’ began in the Public Administration Academy of RA jointly with the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia and the UN Training Center of information-communication technologies of Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of the program ‘Information-communication technologies for women’ (WIFI) is to promote the woman entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific region by improvement of their skills in information-communication technologies. The program will contribute to woman entrepreneurship by using opportunities provided by information-communication technologies and promote the capacities of Armenian entrepreneurs and policy makers. CSC RA officials, representatives of ministries, scientific and training institutions as well as associations of woman entrepreneurs are involved in the course. The president of CSC RA Manvel Badalyan greeted the participants. ‘The application of IT is one of the priorities in Armenia. This sphere should become available especially for the women who work in public sector. The organizers of the program seek to helping find solutions for problems that the society faces, and to let more and more women hold high positions with decision making liability.’
The PAARA rector Arsen Lokyan greeted the participants of training and mentioned that one cannot act efficiently without information technologies and face current challenges. ‘Today, there are new professions in the labour market which require skills in information technologies. In this sense the program is praiseworthy especially because it aims at improvement of women’s capacities. We should admit that women in our society are more active and they easily find ways out of difficult situations.’
The main purpose of the program is to set up a community of socially and economically capable women entrepreneurs by means of information-communication technologies. The program is directed towards the existing and potential woman entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills and knowledge in information-communication technologies, as well as towards public leaders and policy makers who want to improve their capacities in entrepreneurial practice. That’s why the course was organized in two parallel sessions – for policy makers and women entrepreneurs.