The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Arbërie Nagavci participated in the online subregional consultation panel for the Western Balkans and Turkey, with the topic: Gender Responsive Digitization for the Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls to Support Addressing Digital Gender Gaps in the Employment Context, held in the framework of the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Minister Arbërie Nagavci, in her speech, emphasized the policies of the Government of Kosova for the financial support of girls/women who study in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), in order to adapt to the global trend for the development of social and economic sustainability and promotion of gender equality in digitalization.
Nagavci has estimated that the interventions so far in Kosova have started to bring results, linking it with the participation of girls/women in ICT at the University of Prishtina at over 50%, in addition to the participation of 17% in the European Union.
Nagavci said that, based on the experiences of the past years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in accordance with global trends, the Ministry of Education is giving special importance to the use of digital technology and investments in equipping schools with technology, where 6.5 million euros have been allocated for 2023 alone.
Among other things, Nagavci said that, in order to push forward this ambitious agenda, the work in this direction focuses on 4 main pillars: Specific encouragement for the participation of girls/women in the support schemes that MESTI offers; the introduction of new policies that specifically target girls/women; providing networking and social support for girls/women in the digital space and increasing the participation of girls/women in the digital field or even STEM with role models of successful women in these fields.
Last modified: February 27, 2023