Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), in partnership with Association for Progressive Communication (APC) has concluded a ten-day training on digital inclusion for women via Zoom platform.
In a statement Thursday by Maryam Haruna, CITAD’s Programme Officer, the training, tagged Bauchi Feminist Internet School was aimed at bridging the gender digital divide in the country.
She explained that the programme, which was the second edition, offered intensive training on various topics regarding access to internet governance and policy making in the arena from the perspective.
According to Miss Haruna, part of the training objectives was also for the beneficiaries to stepdown what they had learned in the school to at least 10 other persons, whom 70% should be female gender.
” The participants will also take part in social media campaign to support the advocacy for a national inclusion agenda. They will also undertake advocacy visits to relevant stakeholders to solicit their support for the national digital inclusion agenda developed by CITAD,” the statement reads in part.
She added that the training, which started on August 3 and ended on August 3,drew at least 25 participants from different states in Nigeria including Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa and Kano, adding that the participants were journalists, writers, gender advocates, as well active social media users.
She explained that the first edition of the school was conducted in April 2019 in Bauchi state, adding that the programme derived its name of Bauchi Feminist Internet School because it started in the state.
“Three main session were taught during the training, including African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedom, Digital Right and Feminist internet.