My interest in internet governance issues was sparked when I coordinated a project on internet access for women in northern Nigeria in 2016 with the ultimate goal of bridging gender digital exclusion and promoting greater access to the use and benefits of internet to women.
Following this experience, I began to apply to participate in internet governance forum events. Initially, I had little success, but my dream eventually came to fruition in August 2018 when I received an invitation to the 2018 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). When I first heard about AfriSIG, I was very excited to apply. Even though I wasn’t sure that I would be selected to participate, I had confidence and hope that I would be invited to attend, especially with the support of my organisation, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD).
Being selected was indeed was a memorable moment for me. As a passionate advocate for internet governance issues who comes from a place where internet access for women and girls remains a challenge, I was sure that this event would help me build my capacity and improve the work we do at an organisational level by providing me with knowledge and skills to bring back to my community, region and country – I am happy to say that it did.
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