RURAL WOMEN TRAINING & INCLUSION ADVOCACY
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
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
Hurray! It’s #IndigenousPeoplesDay! #IndigenousWomen are important grassroots #womenintech stakeholders. Their knowledge and ideas are indispensable. This is why our project #womenPRIDEdotAfrica fosters rural-urban partnership to transfer Indigenous knowledge to younger women. pic.twitter.com/5OeMZanW7w
— Women in Tech in Nigeria – WITIN (@mywitin) August 9, 2022
Happy International Day of Rural Women. #GWEIT— Women in Tech in Nigeria – WITIN (@mywitin) October 15, 2019
has lifted thousands of Nigerian women in rural areas out of poverty #equality #equity #Inclusive #LeaveNoOneBehind #zerohunger #ruralwomen #SDG1 #EndPoverty #Agenda2030 #unwomen #inclusion #Diversity @Empower_Women @UN_Women pic.twitter.com/zmT4x17Hhh
#RuralWomen kept us fed and healthy during #COVID19. They need more than ever, affordable access to the internet. We are glad to have provided digital literacy to numerous across #Nigeria with support from @USAID. Happy #InternationalDayOfRuralWomen .#RuralWomenDay #womenintech https://t.co/lpcVdy49XQ pic.twitter.com/KCLn4Ha5Hj— Women in Tech in Nigeria – WITIN (@mywitin) October 15, 2020