Tech4Dev and UK government partner to promote basic digital literacy training in Northern Nigeria

The Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev) and the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) are collaborating to provide digital literacy training relevant to the future of work in the ‘new normal’ to Northern Nigeria. ‘It has become pertinent, especially on the path of the new normal, to focus on digital literacy allowing vulnerable populations to leverage technology for commerce, education, communication, improve their socio-economic recovery, pandemic resilience, and build a more prosperous future,’ noted Tech4Dev Executive Director Diwura Oladepo. The digital literacy program will target 1,000 beneficiaries over a 3-month period in 10 rural clusters across 10 Northern states: Kwara, Benue, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau, and Jigawa. Vulnerable girls and women are to make up 50% of the beneficiaries (aged 8–18; 45–65), while 30% are to be persons with disabilities, and 20% are to be individuals of other vulnerable groups.