By Funmi Olasupo
Abuja—As part of efforts to boost gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Nigeria, National Centre for Women Development, NCWD, is partnering United Nations and Intel Corporation, to train no fewer than 25 Nigerian women on utilization of digital services and e-services to enhance small scale businesses.
The training, on the platform of UN women project tagged, ‘Promoting Women and Girls Access to ICT and the Internet,’ is to enhance digital literacy and the use of ICTs among women and girls to promote their businesses.
Speaking in Abuja, yesterday, the Director General NCWD, Lady Onyeka Onwenu, said the training was also about skills and empowering women to make them economically independent, in a world of huge opportunities where ICT sector was the backbone of every business.
According to her: “The programme is a Train the Trainees, TOT, on Technology and Entreprene- urship for women in Nigeria.
“We are making efforts to push for a wider narrative and vision where African women’s issues should go and we believe that when you empower a woman, you empower a nation.
“During the programme, participants will be taken through different topics, comprising the Role of ICT in Business, Internet usage for business, social media, web design and hosting, online marketing of products and services.”