Kashifu Inuwa, the head of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has voiced worry about the limited involvement of women in technology entrepreneurship. Speaking on Monday, Inuwa promised to focus on including more women in Nigeria’s digital innovation and tech development.
To tackle this issue, a special program called the Female Tech Founders Training has started at the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Abuja. Impressively, within two weeks, over 7,000 women signed up for this training, showing immense interest and potential among women in tech.
This program aims to empower women in technology, encourage networking, and share resources to improve their businesses. It wants to boost wealth and job opportunities in the tech industry by actively involving women tech entrepreneurs.
Moreover, it seeks to find, highlight, and support innovative tech ideas and solutions created by Nigerian women. President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, emphasizing investments in the digital economy and women’s empowerment, aligns with this programmes’s goals.
Those completing the program are expected to share their knowledge, contributing to the nation’s overall growth and development.