Embassy Islamabad Promotes IT Skills for Pakistani Women

Posted by Mark Stroh
September 26, 2011
A Pakistani Mother and Son Head Home

Twenty female employees working in the engineering, customer service, commercial, and revenue departments at Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) are receiving IT training this week, thanks to a U.S. government-sponsored program.

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Power Distribution Improvement Program is a three-year effort aimed at strengthening government-owned electric power distribution companies (DISCOs). Program goals are to match international standards by reducing losses, increasing revenues, and improving customer services.

“The United States Government believes that improving Pakistani expertise in energy distribution will lead to a more stable and economically vibrant Pakistan,” said Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, the wife of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, at the opening ceremony today. “IT training, particularly for female employees, will help bring long-lasting and sustainable improvements in the delivery of energy.”

The workshop is part of the U.S. commitment to energy reform. To help Pakistan become self-sufficient in energy, USAID is also helping complete construction of three dams, renovate power plants, and introduce more efficient technologies that will reduce energy use in the agriculture sector.



Mohammad F.
October 8, 2011

Mohammad F. in Pakistan writes:

Good but what about those women and girls who don't live in Islamabad or Karachi.??

My Dear State Dept. think of them who naver come out of her home , that poor girl want education , socialization above all she want to enjoy her life without any restriction.Make educational and informative Radio Stations where people from across the Pakistan can participate and tell there stories and then have some entertainment.

Its my Request.


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