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Baku, 21 April 2022 – The United Nations Development Programme hosted a roundtable about the role of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. The roundtable was organized ahead of the International Day of Girls in ICT and brought together more than 40 representatives of the government agencies and ministries, civil society, and private sector.
The participants of the roundtable discussed the role of women in STEM fields, explored the strategies and opportunities to engage more women in these areas and discussed possible key actors that play critical role in accelerating this process on local and national levels.
The roundtable was organized as part of the “Women in STEM” campaign implemented by UNDP’s Accelerator Lab. The main purpose of the campaign is to highlight the diversity of people already in STEM through an awareness-raising sessions, a series of webinars, impactful events and a mentorship programme. The campaign aims to capture the imagination of young women and girls in Azerbaijan, encourage them to graduate in fields where their skills are in high demand and help to ensure they have the support of their peers and their families when it comes to choosing the career of their choice.