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NITDA is Dedicated to Giving Women Opportunities That Can Change Their Lives – Inuwa

The National Information Technology Development Agency’s (NITDA) Director General, Kashifu Inuwa, has reaffirmed the organization’s dedication to establishing and maintaining opportunities that will change the lives of women and girls in the nation.

NITDA Director General, (PHOTO; Kashifu Inuwa/ Wikipedia)
NITDA Director General, (PHOTO; Kashifu Inuwa/ Wikipedia)

During a goodwill message delivery at the National Technical Working Group Meeting on “Coordination of Service Providers to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in States,” which was organized by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja, the DG made this disclosure through his representative, Mrs. Iklima Musa Salihu, Special Assistant, Strategy and Innovation.

The DG states that NITDA is in charge of promoting innovation and has launched a number of projects in this regard. By taking the required actions to maximize their potential, the organization is dedicated to giving girls and women opportunities that will change their lives. The NITDA Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2021 to 2024 are being used to achieve this.

Using a survival-centered and right-space approach, the main goal of the one-day meeting of the NITDA was to support a comprehensive and coordinated approach to addressing violence against women, including prevention, protection, care, and support. This will help stakeholders come up with a shared vision and integrated strategy.

Inuwa stated that one of the key achievements of the agency (NITDA) is the issuance of the Code of Practice for Interactive Online Platforms, which set out measures to combat online harm and the interest of Nigerians in the digital space and the ecosystem.

He added that the Agency (NITDA) has been collaborating with several bodies such as the World Bank where several trainings were executed on digital innovation, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and many more.

“Yet we have trained more than 560 women. In order to foster entrepreneurship in the regions, we have also been implementing a number of programs, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT-REAP). Among the many other programs we offer are the iHatch, TIES (Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship Support), and skill programs. The goal of all these initiatives like NITDA is to help women and young people succeed in the digital industry,” he said.

The DG went on to say, “But we run the risk of losing their priceless contributions to the threat of an unsafe online environment,” in further explanation. Given this, I would like to urge all of us to seize this chance to express our full support for this assembly and to draw attention to the issue of violence against women and girls, which, if left unchecked, has the potential to cause problems for our country. This is why NITDA is set up.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN), United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mother Monilola Udoh, the host Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, and other pertinent stakeholders were present.

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