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Women in Technology in Nigeria
Newsletter - May 13, 2013


Tech Needs Girls! - Alicia keys, Blackberry key in

Alicia Keys, Global Creative Director, Blackberry. talks about a new era for Blackberry as a platform for creativity and productive life for women. She said the two words that matter most to Blackberry is Ambition and Collaboration. In her words, "Blackberry champion ambition by not only making life efficient but also by making it more fullfilling".Read More
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WITIN at WSIS Forum Geneva

WSIS Forum 2013 ended 17 May 2013. ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP welcomed all WSIS Stakeholders to the Forum 2013. WITIN participated in the Women and ICT careers Section (by ITU/WICTAD) which held at Room H, ITU Montbrillant Building. Read More
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Dr Hamadoun I. Touré Award Certificates to Team Nigeria

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré Awarded Certificates to Team Nigeria, comprising 5 smart girls, who emerged winners regionally in the just concluded Technovation Challenge.

Mrs Martha Omoekpen Alade received the certificates on their behalf.

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ITU appoints First Lady of Nigeria as its Child Online Protection Champion

Geneva, 10 May, 2013 – The Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun I. Touré today appointed the First Lady of Nigeria and President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, Her Excellency Dame (Dr) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, as ITU’s Child Online Protection (COP) Champion.

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Omotola wins most inspiring female in ICT

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was recently presented with the most inspiring female Artist in ICT Award by Women in Technology in Nigeria.

This happened at the organisation's celebration of International Girls in ICT day on April 25th 2013. Read More


Nigeria Emerge top 10 in Global Technovation challenge

Nigeria emerged among the top 10 in the 2013 Global Technovation Challenge.

Technovation Challenge provides a life changing experience to girls - they experience success in a field they never thought they could contribute to, let alone succeed in.

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Young girls solve Traffic problem in Nigeria/#WTISD 2013

The Group of 5 young girls, Adeola Augustina Fasan, Abisola Chinonye Jegede, Chiemerie Mary Okoro, Joy Ayomide Olufemi, and Chikodili Grace Ozoagu. that represented Nigeria in the 2013 Technovation Challenge came up with TrafficApp, a brilliant solution to address a rampant traffic problem.
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LINKEDIN, TWITTER host Technovation teams world wide

Twitter has been recently taken over by tech teen girls who came to pitch their solutions to the world after emerging as Technovation Challenge Regional winners in a worldwide competition organized by Iridescent, a science and engineering education non-profit and the Office of Naval Research to get girls excited about careers in ICT.
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Ann Mei Chang speaks on Girls in ICT day in Nigeria

On April 25, Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, Department of State was a guest speaker at the inaugural high-level conference organized by Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) in Lagos.
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Abike Dabiri supports winning Nigerian team to Silicon Valley

The remarkable Girls in ICT Day event in Nigeria held by Women in Technology in Nigeria was another time to celebrate the winning team of the Technovation Challenge.

The contest opened in January,2013 and was organized in order to expose girls from various schools in Nigeria to the many capabilities in the world of ICT
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Top women in ict in Nigeria revealed.

This year's girls in ICT day has raised the visibility of some top ladies who are doing great in the field of STEM and ICT in particular in Nigeria.

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ITU presents Team Nigeria to European Parliament

On Girls in ICT Day and during a networking lunch at the European Parliament; Dr Touré accompanied ITU partners Cisco, Intel and WITIN (Women in Technology in Nigeria) in awarding Tech Needs Girls prizes to five talented young individuals for innovative technology-based projects.See Video
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WITIN GWEIT to reach 36 states of Nigeria

This was introduced and tagged Grassroots Women Empowerment through ICT by WITIN to present women especially those living in rural and marginalized communities, an opportunity to get connected to the world.

GWEIT is designed for women in the 36 states of Nigeria.
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WITIN annual TECH4D forum to hold in November

WITIN’s annual Tech4D stakeholder's forum was held on 4th October 2012. This forum was organized to sensitize stakeholders on the prevalent benefits and challenges arising as a result of the increasing awareness and use of ICT by the child.
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