The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the government have partnered to organize a training program for over 7,000 female tech innovators in Nigeria.
This was revealed during the Female Tech Founders Training program launch at the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Abuja by the Director-General of NITDA, who was represented by Amina Magaji, the Interim Director of Digital Literacy and Capacity Development.
With 7,151 applications received in less than two weeks, Magaji expressed her delight at the quick response and emphasized how the initiative is in line with the government’s plan to increase women’s involvement in technology across eight important pillars.
According to Magaji, the joint project with NITDA is intended to be revolutionary, promoting a voyage that attracted a lot of interest across the country in just two weeks. The noteworthy reaction highlights the unrealized potential and zeal of Nigerian women in the IT industry.
The training program strives to give women in technology the necessary skills, but it also offers a platform for networking and resource sharing, which helps the women’s respective businesses flourish.
Magaji emphasized that the program goes beyond training, emphasizing how women tech entrepreneurs can actively participate in the development of wealth and job prospects within the technology industry. The organization wants to find and present creative tech-based ideas and solutions coming from Nigerian women over the course of the next two weeks.
In order to close the gender gap in the tech industry, Magaji emphasized the importance of promoting and supporting female-founded tech companies. In order to promote diversity and equality in the technology industry, the organization also seeks to support the creation of jobs for women in the digital sector.
An encouraging indication of the increased momentum toward gender inclusiveness in the tech industry is the spike in applications from Nigerian women for the Female Tech Founders Training program. With support from the government, this revolutionary project not only addresses the demand for short-term training but also lays the groundwork for a long-term influence on the state of technology.
As these women embark on a journey of skill enhancement and networking, the ripple effect is likely to be felt in the form of innovative contributions and increased representation in the tech industry.