Read about Ida Jallow

Ida Jallow
Senior Liaison Officer
International Telecommunication Union Liaison Office to the United Nations


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

As a lawyer, I have always been fascinated by the impactful nature of ICTs and how if leveraged properly they can close the gender digital divide and assist in obtaining gender equality.


What has been your favorite technology project or initiative at the United Nations and why? What was your contribution?

The 'African Girls Can Code Initiative', a joint project between ITU and UN Women and the Africa Union Commission. I came up with the concept.


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

There is no better field, besides technology, where women can make the greatest impact.