Rural Women


 We commit to supporting and empowering Women and girls in Rural and underserved communities through advocacy and provision of digital literacy skills. Rural women are mostly breadwinners of the homes and are very critical to food security in Africa. Lack of full participation of women in the digital ecosystem directly translates to economic loss and hence decrease in overall GDP of the country. Nigeria had about 104.4 million internet users in January 2021 with a growth projection of 131.7 million users by 2023 providing enormous opportunities for all.

Imagine if Sarah, in the video above could actively participate in the digital economy.  

Young women are ready to partner with indigenous smallholder farmers

We surveyed face to face  over 1200 women  especially smallholder farmers in marginalized communities across 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria

Food and Nutrition Security 

Food and nutrition security can be immensely enhanced in Africa when agricultural productivity is fostered with the accelerated inclusion of women farmers in the digital ecosystem. See also womenPride.Africa .  Contribution of ICT alone to Nigeria GDP in 2021 was about 18% with women obviously not  contributing their full quota, due to the digital gender gap as well as the rural-urban digital divide.

International Rural Women
Conference and Round Table 2010