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Ulaanbaatar, April 17, 2024 – Today, the Communications Regulatory Commission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Light Industry, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, proudly hosted the inaugural "Girls' Leadership" day. Held at Ulaanbaatar city, the event aimed to empower young women studying communication and information technology to leverage these skills in addressing challenges within the food and agriculture sector.

With a focus on guiding female students towards utilizing information technology for problem-solving in agriculture, the event sought to foster the generation of innovative ideas and practical solutions. Additionally, it aimed to support female students in advancing as leaders within the industry by enhancing their IT skills and facilitating industry development.

Aligned with the global theme of "Leadership," this event builds upon the annual celebration of Girls in ICT by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since 2011. Notable speakers at the opening ceremony included B. Saranchimeg, Member of the Mongolian Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee on Environment, Food, and Agriculture; Tapan Mishra, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Mongolia; Vinod Ahuja, Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Mongolia; and an online greeting from ITU Secretary General Dorian Bogdan-Martin.

More than 80 female students from the School of Information and Communication Technology of SHUTIS and the University of Agriculture, along with 100 representatives from various government organizations, actively participated in the event.

Distinguished speakers shared insights on various topics, including "ICT and Girls' Leadership" by B. Battsetseg, State Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Development Communications; "Opportunities of Women in the Technology Industry" by M. Khongorzul, Co-Founder of Deep Tech and Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning; "Challenges and Experiences of Running an IT Business in the Agricultural Sector" by O. Tegshbuyan, Director of the Shimt Herd Project; and "Best Practices of Digital Transition in the Food and Agriculture Sector" by J. Gantuya, winner of the SCALA hackathon of Asia and Pacific countries.

This event served as a catalyst for information technology development in the agricultural sector, promoting collaboration and awareness among young women about their potential to lead and innovate. By bringing together technology and agriculture enthusiasts, it encouraged dialogue, idea exchange, and cooperation, paving the way for a brighter future in agriculture through technological advancement.