Thursday, 15 October 2020

Nextgen Girls in technology becomes WSIS Prize 2020 - ITU Champion!

  Nextgen Girls in technology becomes WSIS Prize 2020 - ITU Champion! 

 The Award Recognises activities that leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. It is given by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) #GirlsInTechnogy 

#NextGen #internetsociety #isoc #isoclk #ideamart

The High-level Dialogue: 15 Years of the Implementation of WSIS-ITU

It was a grate honer be a speaker at WSIS High-level Dialogue: 15 Years of the Implementation of WSIS, among some distinguished personalities of the world.

I expressed my ideas on how we need to strengthen girls ICT education while ensuring Inclusion, equality, localisation,  empowerment, innovation and most importantly creating global partnerships to achieve 2030 agenda

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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Speaking at SIGGRAPH 2020 on Bringing Diversity and Inclusion to Creative Education In Sri Lanka

I'll Be Speaking at SIGGRAPH 2020. SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest and most highly respected conferences on computer graphics, and I'm honoured that I get to be a part of it. Speaking I will be speaking about our work with TakingITGlobal, Adobe and bringing diversity and inclusion to Sri Lankan creative education and industry.
You're all invited to join the session #siggraph2020 #Diversity #Inclusion #ShilpaSayura

WSIS Regional Review 2020 - United Nations ESCAP and ITU

It was an honour to speak at WSIS Regional Review 2020 Hosted by United Nations ESCAP and ITU (International Telecommunication Union).

On the topic of Asian Woman and Girls in Post COVID19 Society and NextGen IoTs Contribution.

Online Student Coding Championship and online IoT Hackathon

We successfully held our scratch Student Coding Championship and Nextgen IoT Hackathon completely online. This was a great milestone for the Nextgen Girls in Technology team. 

113 school students participated in the Student Coding Championship and 90+ participated in the Award ceremony. 19 university teams from around Srilanka competed in Nextgen IoT Hackathon and more 
than 100 participated Nextgen IoT Hackathon Award ceremony

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Voices of the Sea documentary short selected for "Community Films and Exploring Creativity Summit"

Voices of the Sea documentary short directed by me has been selected for "Community Films and Exploring Creativity Summit" by Adobe and TakingITGlobal. The film tackles the new emergence of Colombo port city and its damning effects on the fishery community in Modara.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Girls in Technology and NextGen IoT Responding to Covid 19 Lockdown

Responding to Covid 19 Lockdown Girls in Technology and NextGen IoT initiated a free online training program for Sri Lankan students and teachers in computer programming and web development
Yesterday we completed our first season Reaching 268 Teachers and 122 Students through 50 online sessions.
The 2nd season starts mid-May