Plenary session of the International discussion club of the Eurasian Association of Women Regional Leaders within the framework of the XII International IT Forum with the participation of the BRICS and SCO countries

On June 15, within the framework of the international IT forum, a plenary meeting of the international discussion club of the Eurasian Association of Women Regional leaders was held, which was attended by the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova.

During the discussion, Natalia Komarova noted that the processes of digitalization gained momentum during the pandemic, significantly changed the international labor market, approaches to the perception of professional gender roles. According to the governor, the pandemic and the introduction of restrictive measures have led businesses to reconsider their attitude to alternative options for organizing the workflow. “Even, it would seem, in conservative industries related to production, strict security requirements, including information, employees are already being offered the opportunity to stay in remote employment without going to the office. This practice, apparently, will become more and more popular, ” the head of the region said.

The topic of the meeting is ” Digitalization of work processes. Transformation of women’s employment during the pandemic, in the post-crisis period”, it was moderated by Veronika Peshkova, Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO.

The Ambassador read out a greeting to the participants of the meeting from the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum Galina Karelova.

“During the 12th International IT forum with the participation of the BRICS and SCO countries, you can discuss topical issues related to the emergence of global challenges for humanity. One of them is the new coronavirus infection COVID-19, which has affected the health and well-being of people from all countries. Its serious, social and economic consequences are felt everywhere. Today, an open, constructive dialogue and the exchange of experience in overcoming the consequences of the pandemic are especially important. I am sure that our meeting will help to develop new and effective ideas and recommendations, will be useful for finding the necessary solutions in the future, ” says Galina Karelova in her greeting.

Alfiya Amirova, President of the International Women’s Union, took part in a panel meeting of the international discussion club of the Eurasian Association of Women Regional Leaders.

Recall that at present, an initiative is being worked out in Ugra for the systematic training of women who are on parental leave, have minor children and are not in labor relations on modern digital competencies. These are, for example, the manager of esports events, web design and development, visual communications, graphic design, public relations on the Internet. “We are sure that there will be a demand for such competencies, such a format of employment. In many ways, it is also connected with the legislative decisions on fixing remote work in the Labor Code, which were adopted in our country in a timely manner last year, ” Natalia Komarova added.

In this regard, during the plenary session, the governor proposed to use the systematic training of women to the full, to develop developments in the interests of young mothers who are on maternity leave or on maternity leave, to prepare a standard, a platform for remote employment of mothers, which could be used by companies operating in regions and countries, for example, where the Eurasian Association of Women is represented. “I am sure that this is possible if there are ready-made regulations and infrastructure. Such a format of relations is interesting for both women and companies themselves, ” Natalia Komarova added.

It should be noted that during the meeting, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Gabonese Republic to the Russian Federation Joanna Rose Mamiaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation Alison Leclair, President of the BRICS International Forum Anand Purnima and others also made speeches via videoconference.

The general partners of the IT Forum are PRIME GROUP, Rostelecom, Salym Petroleum, Slavneft-Megionneftegaz. Investment partners – “Technocom”, “FORCE”.

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