Our Impact

Since 2002, WITIN has worked assiduously to increase the representation of Women and Girls in the Digital Ecosystem. Below are key impacts of WITIN:

  1. Impact by Programs & Numbers Year by Year  (2016 -2023 updated)
  2. Awards & Recognitions
  3. Key Events and Milestones, Year by Year
  4. Advocacy Groups
  5. #GirlsinICT Programs  from 2011(External Link)

THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

Impact by Programs & Numbers Year by Year

Measured by our 5 focal areas:
1. Digital Skills Trainings
2. Digital Literacy & Online Safety Outreaches
3. Tech Leadership & Entrepreneurship Training Workshops
4. Stem Role-Modeling, Mentoring and Career Outreaches
5. Advocacy Efforts, Research  and Policy Engagements

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 174  Girls from underserved communities physically attended WITIN summit  as part of our 2023 #GirlsinICT celebration. They were introduced for the first time to Computational Thinking, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis with Power Bi. They were also introduced to Microsoft upskilling and reskilling career pathways. 
  • 1,747 women  and girls joined in online (11,800 total online participants including men)
  • 28,000 viewers on Facebook streaming
    ________________
    Summit Partners: NCC, Microsoft, MainOne, Tech4Dev

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  • See [5] below

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • 78 Young  Women who physically attended the summit were trained on Tech Entrepreneurship as Start-ups. They were mentored and had the opportunity to high-level network.
  • 1,344 women joined in online (8,400 total online participants including men)
  • 42,326 viewers  was recorded on Facebook streaming

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 12 teachers who also attended the summit, joined WITIN’s Teachers.ng Network; serving as role models and mentors to girls. They will also continue the training in their various schools
  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy] As part of  our #HeforShe Advocacy Efforts, WITIN partnered with the NCC and FMoCDE as follows:
    • 500+ participants enlightened on safety measures to combat Internet and Telecom Fraud
    • [Millions]  in rural and remote communities in Western Nigeria reached via roadshow and radio. See Report and 2D Animation 
    • WITIN care about the environment. See our advocacy  here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] Epistemological STE(A)M Model proposed by WITIN’s ED at 13th IEEE STEM Conference. See Abstract
  3. [Policy ]
    • WITIN’s ED Contribution to Nigeria’s AI policy formulation applauded by NITDA; gets National Commendation
    • WITIN’s contribution to the Women Internet Governance Forum(WIGF) and NIGF and NIGF Multistakeholder Group(MAG) informs IG related policies

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 261 Female Early Career Researchers have attended our intensive Data Science Workshops ( 752 total participants have been trained in 6 Cohorts, including male researchers) see witin.org/daw and post
    Physical workshops held in Lagos and Rivers State; while online attracted participants across Africa.
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    Partners & Support: The International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP), AuthorAID UK, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), ParadigmHQ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

Access, Digital Literacy  and Online Safety Outreaches for Women & Girls in Remote, Rural and Underserved Communities

  • 10,075 girls reached in Imo and Rivers States in February 2022. See post
  • 508 girls  reached in Anambra, Kano,  and Delta states,  in October/November 2022. See post

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • 100+ women attended WITIN’s virtual tech leadership training on Web 3 via Twitter Spaces, starting Feb 8, 2022. See Post and flyer

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources
  • Our 2022 #Girlsin ICT Celebrations focused on choosing STEM career and role modelling. See https://wit.ng/gict/ 

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]
  2. [Research ] A satisfactory poll on Digital Skills for out of school girls
  3. [Policy ]  WITIN’s contribution to the Women Internet Governance Forum(WIGF) and NIGF and NIGF Multistakeholder Group(MAG) informs IG related policies

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 20 girls who attended our 2021 #GirlsinICT Celebration were trained on Computational Thinking

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  WITIN’s team created a Video documentary of Mrs. Sarah Torere, a beneficiaiary of our GWEIT outreach program in 2011. Her story showed how the internet created an economic opportunity for her.
  • 1200  were surveyed and sensitized face-to-face  in rural and  underserved communities across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria. We investigated the level of technology adoption and digital literacies in their households.
  • 497 girls reached with digital literacy in Oshodi-Isolo communities in Lagos state to commemorate  the 2021, International Day of the Girl Child. WITIN also recognized some of the NYSC members of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Lagos State, for their diligent service and contributions towards developing their community
  • 98 girls participated in WITIN Hackathon  in Kano state, North Central Nigeria, to also mark the International Day of the Girl Child. Winners were celebrated to inspire other girls. 
    ____________
    Partner: NYSC CDS Group

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • 48 entries  by young women were received and winners selected in a 3-stage assessment during WITIN’s 2021 WINSTEM Contest and Awards. The aim is to encourage girls as leaders in tech. Winners were announced as part of our 2021 #GirlsinICT activities

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  EFFORTS AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]
  2. [Research ]
    • we reached face to face  and surveyed over 1200 digitally excluded women in rural and underserved communities in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria (https://witin.org/survey2021/ )
    • WITIN’S ED presented a Lead paper on Interrogating the National ICT Policy
      and the Empowerment of Women and Youths at at AICTTRA 2021 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
  3. [Policy ]
    • WITIN presented a communique with recommendations to the Federal Government after participating in the Women Connect Stakeholders Forum
    • WITIN’s ED spoke and presented meaningful recommendations at the 2021 WAIGF

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 120 Girls attended our 2020 #GirlsinICT online training on Web-development. Participants built and hosted their own websites after training.
    Video 1
    Video 2
    Video 3
    Video 4 

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  • – [Covid restrictions]

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • 86 Girls attended  our #DayOfTheGirl online workshop, inspiring them as future as leaders in the #4ir on October 11 .

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • – [Covid restrictions]

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 485 girls were trained by WITIN on intensive coding  and computational thinking under #eSkills4Girls initiative in Kano State; also part of our #GirlsinICT Initiative

  • 782 girls (101 boys) trained on coding under the African Code Week Initiative
    __________
    Partners: African Code Week, #eSkills4Girls #GirlsinICT

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • 1000 girls in Osun State were nurtured as leaders in Tech under he high patronage of the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, His Royal Highness Oba Abdul Rashid Olabomi and hosted by the First Lady of the state #Osun1000girls
    See closing ceremony
  • 33 young women(65 youths in total) participated in WITIN’s  Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship Forum held in Anambra State  in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science of Paul University, Awka and NYSC Anambra State. https://wit.ng/enjoyawka/ 
    #enjoyAwka #EnjoyinNigeria
  • 25 women leaders participated at #IGF2019 #remotehub hosted by WITIN in Nov. 2019. Deliberations focused on #Datagovernance and #DataInclusion
    ______________
    Partners: Osun State Government, NYSC, Paul University

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  •  1000 copies of (mini)compendium  on leadership and career opportunities in STEM  for girls was distributed to girls across the state of Osun as part of “Nurturing Girls as Leaders in Tech” effort with SUBEB. #Osun1000girls  #WITIN20KGirls
  • 32 teachers trained during the Africa Code Week; joined our teachers.ng network
  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env/.

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS

Training of young coders club members from 2017 continues in Paul University Awka.

4. STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]
    • Pioneered the first University Public Lecture in Paul University in June 2018 on Inclusive Governance in Nigeria
    • WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env/.

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 43 Young women  (82 students including young men) joined the young coders club  launched by WITIN in Paul University to motivate everyone in the University to code. Students on campus were organized into teams and trained on
    coding, web designs & animations and mobile apps development.
    See Publication
  • 78 girls were mentored and trained on coding by WITIN team via the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology Digital Girls Club to commemorate the 2017 annual Girls in ICT Celebrations! 

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env/.

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • 25 young women and 72 students(including young men) participated in the WITIN-organized  first ever “hour of code – code week” in Paul University December 2016. 
    Poster Session
    Opening Ceremony of Pitch

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  • 25 girls participated in the TAM Mini-Challenge by WITIN to mark the 2016 International Girls in ICT Day Celebration

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 189 girls gained new knowledge in STEM in Osun State as WITIN  collaborated with  Texas Tech’ Global Prise PhD research on Biology as a subject  and on a global chemistry project. (Galvanic cells and solar energy)

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env/.

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 17,500+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] WITIN was part of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting to review the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) =>ITU: Strengthening the Impact of WSIS Action Lines for Sustainable Development

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 17,500+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 17,500+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 17,500+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 10,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

1. DIGITAL SKILLS TRAININGS 

  • XYZ

2. DIGITAL LITERACY & ONLINE SAFETY OUTREACHES

  •  xyz

3.  TECH LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGS

  • xyz

4.  STEM ROLE-MODELING, MENTORING AND CAREER OUTREACHES

  • 20,000+ girls are reached annually by active teachers in our teachers.ng network and  outreach volunteers using our free iCamp.Ng STEAM resources

5.  ADVOCACY EFFORTS, RESEARCH  AND POLICY ENGAGEMENTS

  1. [Advocacy]WITIN cares about the environment. See our advocacy efforts here- https://wit.ng/env.
  2. [Research ] xyz
  3. [Policy ] 

Key Events, #GirlsinICT Programs  and Milestones, Year by Year

  • WITIN summit 
  •  2023 #GirlsinICT celebration organized concurrently

Key Milestone
WITIN Lauched #WomenPRIDEdotAfrica

WITIN Launched Entrepreneurship And Job Opportunities For Youths(Enjoy).
URL: https://wit.ng/enjoy 
Hashtags: #enjoyAwka #EnjoyinNigeria 

Intel, USAID, and NetHope launched a public-private partnership, called the Women and the Web Alliance at the First Ladies  Forum during the U.S./Africa Leaders’ Summit at the White House with partners World Vision, World Pulse, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN), and UN Women

Advocacy Groups

  • A4Ai
  • iCaf
  • Isoc
  • Partner2Connect
  • Women Connect
  • NIGF MAG
  • ICANN 
  • Global Digital Inclusion Partnership

Awards & Recognitions

[2023]

  1. WITIN’s ED was recognized by First Bank of Nigeria for impact
  2. MTN recognized WITIN’s ED as one of the  27 Leading Nigerian Women in ICT

[2022]

  1. WITIN’s project #WomenPRIDEdotAfrica wins #WSIS2022 Championship
  2. WITIN received a Presidential Award presented by Honourable Minister Prof Isa Ali Pantami on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ITU Secretary General; in recognition of our impact in empowering Women and Girls in the Digital Eco-System
  3. WITIN’s ED received the TIAW World of Difference Award
  4. WITIN’s ED received the AWIEF Empowerment Award

[2020]

  • #CAHRAwards 2020 Nominee

[2019]

  1. WITIN’s ED received the Distinguished Trailblazer Award by the Vice-Chancellor; Paul University Awka
  2. Winner, Community Impact Category – Booking.com TechPlayMaker Award

[2018]

  • WITIN won .ng  the Award – by Nigeria Internet Registration Association(NIRA).
  • WITIN received the prestigious award from Intel for excellent implementation of SWC

[2015]

  • WITIN’s ED received the Outstanding Woman in ICT Award– by NACOSS

[2014]

WITIN’s ED received the Outstanding woman in ICT in Nigeria Award – CVL

[2013]

  • WITIN won the Tech Needs Girls Award – presented by ITU Secretary General, Dr Hamadoun Touré

[2012]

  1. WITIN’s ED received the International ITU Girls in ICT Recognition
  2. WITIN’s ED received Acknowledgement – by President Goodluck Jonathan

[2005]

  • WITIN’s ED received a National Award by President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – presented by President Olusegun Obasanjo

[2002]

  • WITIN’s ED received  the Anambra State Merit Award by the state executive governor  for effective STEM outreaches in underserved schools in the state AND for empowering teachers with ICT Skills