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IWD: Nigeria to Get National Digital Gender Inclusion Strategy Plan Soon

IWD: Nigeria to Get National Digital Gender Inclusion Strategy Plan Soon

A National Digital Gender Inclusion Strategy Plan aimed at addressing the digital gap in previously launched initiatives in Nigeria is to be ready soon.

Director General of the Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, who made this known when a delegation from TECHWOMEN, led by Ms. Binta Mustapha visited, noted the role of NITDA in promoting digital inclusion among women from diverse backgrounds in national development.

He assured of the agency’s unwavering commitment to collaborating and empowering women to bridge the digital gender gap in Nigeria.

He added that there is need for a minimum of 40% women representation across all NITDA initiatives to create a conducive environment for women to thrive in the technology sector.

Inuwa said empowering women aligns with one of NITDA’s core pillars “Fostering Digital Literacy and Cultivating Talent” as outlined in the Agency’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2.0.

He further shared NITDA’s commitment to supporting women, citing collaborative efforts with the World Bank to provide digital literacy training for women.

He said, “The idea is to build talent and get access to jobs. We are working with different partners both local and international on how this can be propagated and even incorporate it in our mentor curriculum.

He emphasized the broader goal of these initiatives-building talent and facilitating job access.

He revealed ongoing partnerships with both local and international organizations to propagate these efforts and integrate them into mentorship curricula.

Earlier in her remarks, Ms. Binta Mustapha stated that their organisation mentor women in various fields to provide them with the knowledge and ideas they need to make positive contributions to the growth of the nation.

“The opportunities given to women has aid in bridging the gender gap, providing them with the platform to showcase their talents and innovative ideas towards solution findings bringing about ideas and knowledge sharing.

“More women participation is needed in the tech world so as to contribute their own quota to the growth of the nation through job creations and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),” she added.


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