Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document

 

Publication date: 
December 2016
Author: 
Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
Publisher: 
CITAD

Although in a number of countries the gender dimension of the digital divide has been bridged, this is not so in Nigeria, where there is huge differential between men and women in terms of access to and use of the internet. Within the country, it is worse in the states in the northern parts of the country. This is due to a number of factors including culture, religion, education and attitudes.

In an effort to understand this and to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in the region, CITAD undertook pilot research aimed at understanding the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the north. This paper is part of the research undertaken in Bauchi and Keno, with support of APC, which funded the project with a subgrant.