On the morning of December 8, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO coordinated to organize a conference on digital skills training for women in the context of international integration.
Digital transformation is an inevitable and extremely important trend. With the role and contribution in socio-economic development, women cannot stay out of this process.
According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), 97% of all resources in the world need digital skills. Women, if they do not improve their capacity and equip them with IT skills, will be left behind.
The development of technology, if not accompanied by safety measures, will also increase many risks for women such as attack, harassment, abuse, being taken advantage of, and online fraud. Therefore, improving women’s digital skills is very important to take advantage of opportunities and limit risks brought by the digital age.
|Conference on Digital skills training for women in the context of international integration. (Photo: Trong Dat)|
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to reverse socio-economic progress and Vietnam’s achievements in implementing sustainable development goals, including gender equality.
The pandemic has created many challenges for the development of society in general and women in particular, but on the other hand has also created a push for digital transformation.
Sharing at the Conference on Digital Skills Training for Women, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said that Vietnam is gradually recovering quickly, adapting and building a new normal life. We carry out the all-people and comprehensive digital transformation towards the goal of building a digital economy, digital society, and digital government, catching up with the breakthrough development opportunities in the digital environment that the Industrial Revolution has created. 4th time open.
To build a digital society, the digital economy needs citizens with digital skills who can communicate, study, work, produce, do business, and entertain in the digital environment. Digital skills will gradually become essential and play an important role in the survival and development of each individual as well as the whole society.
|Mr. Phan Tam – Deputy Minister of Information and Communications. (Photo: Trong Dat)|
According to Deputy Minister Phan Tam, Vietnamese women have affirmed and always promoted their roles and positions throughout the history of national construction and development. Vietnamese women also make a worthy contribution to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Therefore, it is essential for women to study and equip themselves with digital knowledge and skills so as not to be left behind. continues to play a pivotal role in the new era.
With that awareness, the Ministry of Information and Communications has coordinated with the Central Vietnam Women’s Union to organize a training session on digital skills for the Women’s Union staff. Through this conference, the Association’s staff will be provided with an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing women in the context of digital transformation and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
|Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Huong – Vice President of Vietnam Women’s Union. (Photo: Trong Dat)|
Conference participants will be equipped with basic digital skills, especially a specific and practical cooperation mechanism between exchanges, e-commerce and associations at all levels to support women’s participation. economic development.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Huong – Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union, the application of IT has been identified as a breakthrough in the association’s activities.
The information exchanged and shared in the digital skills training session for women is very practical in order to concretize action programs to implement the Resolution of the Women’s Congress at all levels.
Digital transformation will be the main driver for economic recovery and development
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Duc Long said that the National Forum for Digital Technology Enterprise Development 2021 will be a forum for action, solving specific problems for digital transformation to be the driving force for economic recovery and development. .