Libyan Women Participate in US TechWomen Program

Libyan Women Participate in US TechWomen Program
Libyan Women Participate in US TechWomen Program

The Chargé d’Affairs of the United States Embassy in Libya, Leslie Ordman met with prominent female experts in the fields of science and technology, who were selected to participate in the TechWomen program.

The US Embassy added that the women participating in the program traveled from Tripoli, Benghazi, and the Jebel Akhdar region to the United States in September, to spend five weeks in San Francisco and Washington DC. In order to participate in mentoring courses in leading technology companies.

The Embassy indicated that the program was “an opportunity for them to meet their counterparts from 20 countries, exchange ideas with American experts, and develop initiatives to address pressing challenges within their communities in Libya.”

It provided the opportunity to apply through this link:

The TechWomen Program is an initiative of the US Department of State, which encourages the development of women’s capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to enable them to reach their full potential.

On Monday, the Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh held a meeting with experts from the United Nations Elections Support Team in Libya.

The meeting was held in Tripoli and was attended by member, Abdul Hakim Al-Shaab and a number of department directors.

The meeting discussed plans and projects for developing work in HNEC. As well as reviewing the technical and technological procedures for developing the voter identity verification system.

This is a continuation of the series of meetings that HNEC has been holding to follow up on the level of readiness to secure Libya’s elections.

Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The county has for years been split between rival administrations, each backed by rogue militias and foreign governments.

The current stalemate grew out of the failure to hold elections in December, and the refusal of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is leading the transitional government, to step down. In response, the country’s eastern-based Parliament appointed a rival Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha, who has for months sought to install his government in Tripoli.