The Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, in collaboration with Everett Program has introduced a programme that would empower women in the field of Information and Communication Technology, ICT.
The programme, tagged Digital Summer Institute for Young Women, was aimed at bridging the gap between men and women in the field of ICT.
Speaking during the launch of the second round of the programme at the CITAD office in Kano on Monday, one of the instructors, Ruby Diaz Sanchez said women, especially in the northern part of Nigeria lagged behind in ICT.
According to her, the programme was built on women confidence to compete with their men counterparts in the field of information technology.
She added that the 40 women selected to undergo the training would be taught how to become digital entrepreneurs and acquire practical marketable skills needed in the info-tech economy.
“We have a style of engaged lecture, near-to-peer teaching and leadership to create a learning experience that enhances ICT skills with a deep and lasting effect.
“The participants will develop their ICT skills through a week-long training in photography, graphic design, video production and social media marketing,” she added.
Mrs Sanchez added that tablets would be provided as learning devices during the programme and returned afterwards.
The instructor noted that the tablets would provide the participants with the ability to standardize the learning devices and enhance the learning experience.
She further stated that the training would help the young women to carve their niche in entrepreneurship in order to earn a living in view of the present economic hardship in Nigeria.