The Web Developer of IConceptsPR, Mr Etornam Yao Klu, remarked the economic empowerment of women in technology is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders.
He was speaking at a consultative stakeholder meeting on the theme “The role of mobile application in economic empowerment of women, technology skills development and job creation” at the WomanRising Hub, EMI-LUXE Center, East Legon on September 22, 2021.
Mr Klu outlines the challenges mobile app developers, investors and users face in general. Among these challenges faced by app developers are, High demand for their services, Time of development, and Constant Change of requirement.
Investors on the other hand must deal with Research cost, Cost of development, and marketing cost while Users of mobile application are overwhelmed with Security or Privacy issues, Runtime Errors, Abandoned Reviews and Losses as well as Digital Well-being.
He said these challenges, consequently, seem to widen the gap between women developers and their male colleagues.
Mr Klu recommended specific solutions that will close this gab and go a long way to economically empower women and their technology skills development and job creation.
These solutions include shared stakeholder responsibility, In-depth research, and Policy Control by policy makers in government.
“The Software industry is a fast growing one and the technology has come to stay. Technology should be used to drive innovations that help make traditional methods faster and easier, not to replace traditional methods”, he reiterated.
The various stakeholders deliberated and agreed on integrated solutions that will empower more women to embrace tech skills.
The consultative stakeholders meeting was held by Ghana Tech Lab in collaboration with WomanRising Hub and in partnership with Soronko Academy, Mastercard Foundation, Ministry of Communication, The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) and the World Bank.
IConceptsPR is a branding company that specializes in website development and management, marketing and social media management support, events planning and management support.
By Priscilla Sedinam Djentuh
Business Account Executive.