PTA trains women on android development

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT), arranged five days professional training for women on “Android Development & Augmented Reality” as part of “m-entrepreneurship for women” programme.

The objective of the training was to equip potential women entrepreneurs with necessary mobile application development skills. The training also focused on equipping participants with marketing skills so that they can promote and sell their apps. It aimed at building up mobile app ‘master trainers’ that can go back to their respective areas and carry out similar trainings for future mobile app developers and entrepreneurs. On the occasion, PTA Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah and MoIT Legal Member Ameena Sohail emphasised the need for women empowerment in Pakistan and expressed that the potential workforce of future women entrepreneurs can utilise their mobile app development skills for creating and promoting mobile apps in Pakistan. They further said that 3G/4G technologies have not only benefited citizens by converting a smart phone into a smart computer, but it has opened new horizons for the entrepreneurship development wherein women can equally participate. They said that PTA and MoIT are working together for developing skills in women so that they can enter into entrepreneurial market without facing barriers. Ameena Sohail appreciated the efforts of PTA for conducting such activities and desired to carry out similar trainings for women empowerment in future also. It may be added that 20 women participated in this workshop, from where they would develop apps and present it to PTA. If their app is selected by the panel, PTA shall enrol the woman entrepreneurs in the Smart Pakistan m-lab in order to provide mentorship and scale up services for the app.


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