US Embassy organizes NextGen TechCamp in Central Asia for Kazakh Women

By: GWL Team | Monday, 15 April 2024

In order to advance the participation of women in STEM fields in Central Asia and Pakistan, an event named ‘NextGen TechCamp of Central Asia’ was organized by United States Embassy at Kazakh capital on April 11-13, 2024.

The event was dedicated to strengthening women’s role in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and promote economic diversification in the region. During the event, skills development sessions has been provided to 50 Techgirl graduates by expert trainers while covering topics like product development, artificial intelligence (AI), investment attraction, and effective mentoring relationships.

While expressing his support towards Techgirls, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Daniel Rosenblum said, “The challenges that women in STEM face are not new.  Gender bias and limited opportunities persist globally, undermining individual potential and holding back our countries’ progress.  Through initiatives like TechGirls, TechWomen, and now the NextGen TechCamp, we are striving to dismantle these barriers, recruit mentors, forge connections within the STEM community, and pave the way for greater and more equitable participation of women in generating economic growth.”

CEO of Trellyz, Shelley Taylor said, “The event brought together women who are just hungry to learn new things. For example, some young women, as young as 17, are launching startups or delving into AI and issues like deforestation with amazing ideas. They are here to gain expertise from people worldwide.”