UN Secretary-General to African girl coders: It needs a movement of girls to bring more women in science and techno…




Date:
Monday, February 11, 2019


Hanna Wassihun and UN Secretary-General António Guterres disscuss the African Girls Can Code. Photo: UN Women/Kennedy Okoth

When Rebecca Azanaw got the news that she would get to meet the Secretary-General of the United Nations, nothing could keep her away from the opportunity, not even crunch time at school as the 17-year-old was preparing for her semester exams.

Azanaw was among more than 80 girls who participated in the first coding camp as part of the African Girls Can Code Initiative in September 2018. On 9 February, she and 10 other girls from the programme met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to…

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