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NITDA bridges gender gap with ICT training for women

In its bid to address men/ women inequality in the ICT space, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to empower 100 women with ICT skills training.

 

 

The first batch of the training, which started in the North West region of the country is aimed at creating 300 hundred direct jobs and over 1000 indirect jobs for women.

 

According to NITDA’s Director General, Dr Isa Pantami, Key objectives of the programme include boosting digital literacy, creating digital jobs, bridging the digital divide, promoting digital inclusion, and using technology to address gender imbalance in economic opportunities.

 

 

“Statistics have shown that women’s participation in ICT is less than 24 per cent and we in NITDA are determined to bridge the gap through special training programmes for women in addition to the usual ICT capacity development activities of which both men and women are given equal opportunities” Pantami said.

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