The Government of the Republic Korea through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), presented 15 laptop computers to Ministry of Works and Housing to support 15 Women Engineers in an Online Training Programme on Capacity Building for Women Engineers in Ghana.
This is in furtherance of development cooperation with the Ministry of Works and Housing within the Capacity Improvement for Advancement Tomorrow programme. It is also part of cooperation with Ghana in areas of health, agriculture and rural development, energy and education.
The training programme, which would be undertaken virtually from 16th -23rd October, 2020, is intended to facilitate capacity development in Africa. The training program aims at equipping women with technical skills, knowledge and to build capacities for sustainable socio-economic development.
The Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Solomon Asoalla, receiving the laptops on behalf of the Ministry, described the action as timely and said it will go a long way to help the Ministry to institutionalize its on-going in-house training/ continues skills development training programme, structured coaching and mentoring programme as well the sector gender mainstreaming.
He expressed the Ministry’s gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA Ghana office, Accra for its constant support in the area of Capacity Improvement for Advancement Tomorrow programme.
The Country Director for KOICA Ghana Office, Mr. Moo Heon Kong, said KOICA is delighted to support and offer the first of its kind “Capacity Development for Women Construction Engineers in Africa” training programme for 15 Ghanaian women engineers.
He noted that, the ‘all-women fellowship program’ affirms and demonstrates KOICA’s support for Gender Equality and Mainstreaming, which is a cross-cutting issue in their aid and programmes administration.
Mrs. Nartey Nana Yaa Gloria, a beneficiary, thanked KOICA on behalf of participants for the opportunity given them to enroll on the training course and the logistical support in the form of laptops that will help them leverage technology in building their capacity even in the era of the Corona Virus pandemic.