One of the most contentious topics at the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was artificial intelligence (AI). With its seeming apolitical nature, it is in reality the Trojan horse of political interest, and it took centre stage right from the beginning of the Forum.
Nigeria-based Take Back the Tech! campaigner Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a number of activities, both online and offline, including workshops for young women in secondary schools and radio and television segments on digital rights and risks.
Research conducted by the Centre for Information Technology and Development on a sample of girls' secondary schools in the state established that the students lacked ICT skills, even though they have to write a computer-based examination to gain entry into universities.
This report is aimed at providing empirical data that can drive advocacy for greater access to the internet for female schools and generally support advocacy for gender digital inclusion.
Women in Nigeria are digitally marginalised, especially in the northern part of the country where culture, religion and low female educational levels have combined to shut out women and girls from the internet. As part of the effort to overcome this, the Centre for Information Technology and Development, with the support of an APC project grant, implemented a project aimed at promotin...
Civil Society Organisation (NGO), under the auspices of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) raised a voice against what it described as digital marginalization of women in Nigeria.
This report presents the findings of research aimed at understanding the factors hindering the effective use of the internet by women in northern Nigeria, as part of a project funded with an APC member subgrant.
In an effort to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in northern Nigeria, CITAD undertook pilot research to understand the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the region, with the support of an APC subgrant.