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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) here on Friday launched 'Women Empowerment through Digital Skills' to equip females of the province.

The project aims at ensuring women's inclusion in the digital economy under the KP Youth Employment Program (KPYEP) an initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information & Technology Board (KPITB).

The programme is a sub-component of 'Digital Jobs in KP' which is funded by Multi-Donor Trust Fund and administered by The World Bank. DEMO & Tech Valley Pakistan are jointly implementing this capacity-building project. Under the programme 'Women Empowerment through Digital Skills' 3,000 women will be trained across the seven divisions of KP on employable digital skills.

Advisor to Chief Minister of KP for Information, Science and Technology Ziaullah Bangash formally inaugurated 'Women Empowerment through Digital Skills' project of KPITB here on Friday.

Advisor to Chief Minister of KP for Information, Science and Technology Ziaullah Bangash was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. Managing Director KPITB Dr Shahbaz Khan, Director KPITB Asim Jamshid, representative of World Bank and MDTF, CEO Tech Valley Umar Farooq, officials from DEMO, female members of Provincial Assembly and other officials attended the event.

While addressing to the audience, Ziaullah Khan Bangash praised the initiative and appealed the youth (women) to participate in the training programme.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2020

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