2023:Program/Submissions/Equipping Young Girls with 21st Century Digital Skills - 97CYBD

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Title: Equipping Young Girls with 21st Century Digital Skills



I am Stella Sessy Agbley, a Records officer/Paper Conservator with the Preservation Service Unit of PRAAD Ghana, my Username SAgbley

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Type: Lightning talk

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 10 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This session aims at describing what has been done in a local community in empowering young girls on the opportunities and importance of Open Educational Resources while in school or preparing for the University, by learning how to use Wikipedia, and contributing to its sister projects like Wikidata, Commons etc.

Description[edit source]

The session will present a lightning talk aims at sharing how to consistently empower the youth, specifically young women/girls aged 13 -21 years on the importance and benefits of using Open Educational Resources while in school or preparing for the University. It will also address how to ensure active and effective contribution of young girls in rural and developing communities to bridge the knowledge gap on WikiData and also use wikipedia as a research tool to curb misinformation.

It will also explore specific tools of interest such as WikiData and Wikipedia that have helped shape their contributions even at a younger age. Additionally, it will look at presenting some pros and cons on strategies which need to be adopted and securing partnerships which helps in promoting a sustainable project.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

It is related to the theme in areas of diversity and collaboration where the participants will gain knowledge on how new editors from (Public and Private Institutions) in deprived communities can gain digital skills to increase their research skills at a very young age. It will also highlight how we can collaboratively reduce the gender gap by WikiData items and linked open data

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand