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Civil Society and the Coming Internet Code of Practice in Nigeria (1)

The internet intrigues everyone. So much so that, in 2014, two Western think tanks, Chatham House in London and the Ontario, Canada based Centre for International Governance Innovation, (CIGI) set up the Global Commission on Internet Governance. The task was to explore how to preserve a single worldwide web, (romantically renamed worldwide wonderland). The two went on to put Prof ...

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Communiqué of a One Day Inter-Party Youths Dialogue

Communiqué Issued at the end of a One Day Inter-Party Youths Dialogue Held at Ni’ima Guest Palace Hotel, Kano on 10th June, 2017.   Preamble The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non government governmental organization that has been implementing “Strengthening Civic Engagement with the Electoral Process (SCEEP) project with support from Department for International Development (DFID) ...

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Experience Sharing Meeting on Community Development Charter (CDC) Engagement Organized by #SCEEP/CITAD Today at Ni’imah Guest Palace, Kano.

By Sagiru Ado Abubakar. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 organized a one-day Experience Sharing Meeting with 18 SCEEP communities in Kano State with view to share experience and learning with regard to Community Development Charter (CDC) Engagement. The Community Development Charter (CDC) is an empowering document that gives communities an insight ...

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PWDs’ Needs Are Neglected During Electoral Process, Participants Lament at a One Day Workshop

The workshop was organized by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from ActionAid Nigeria to share the experiences in relation to the processes, conduct and participation of People With special Needs (PWDs) in the 2015 general election. After introduction and background of the workshop by Training Coordinator Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, the project Coordinator, Isyaku Garba presented ...

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CITAD Moves to Rid Cities of Plastic Waste.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has held a one day symposium on mitigating or eradicating the effects of plastic waste (#TrackingPlastics) in the environment. The forum tagged “Cities Without Plastics” and “How Might We Get Products to People Without Creating Plastic Waste” had in attendance erudite academics who presented papers on the theme ...

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CITAD Holds Students Forum on #OpenNass Campaign

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has on Thursday 18th May, 2017 organized students forum on #OpenNASS Campaign. #OpenNASS campaign is an advocacy campaign aimed at tackling 3 fundamental issues. Specifically, the campaign aimed at tackling poor understanding of governance and the role of voters, few tools (discussion forums, petitions, town halls etc) available to the average voters ...

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Once You Make an Effort, There Will Always Come a Reward-DG, Progressive Governors Forum.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series (ILERIS), a monthly youths mentorship and inspiration lecture usually organize by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is an experience sharing ground between successful people of different backgrounds and professions and staff, volunteers, interns of CITAD, peace club members of secondary schools, Students for Peace of Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges ...

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CITAD Marks Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), an ICT focused organization that uses ICT to empower citizens on good governance, sustainable and balanced development has celebrated this year’s Girls in ICT Day and World Telecommunication and Information Society Day respectively, the 2017 Girls in ICT Day was earlier celebrated on 27th April but CITAD could ...

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TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION CLUSTER ON THE NEED TO KNOW THE POSITION OF THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE ON THE SUSPENDED SGF AND NIA BOS

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION CLUSTER ON THE 10th MAY, 2017 AT THE ROCKVIEW HOTEL, ABUJA, NIGERIA ON THE NEED TO KNOW THE POSITION OF THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE ON THE SUSPENDED SGF AND NIA BOSS     Also read the news on  Dear members of the press, we welcome ...

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CITAD Trains Journalists on Internet Safety and Security

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held the second round of an internet safety and security workshop series in March 2017. The workshop, held at the NISTF Hall, Kano, was attended by 55 people including journalists, civil society activists, teachers and leaders of students for peace clubs supported by CITAD in tertiary institutions. Explaining the objectives of the ...

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Group Charges Stakeholders on Hate, Dangerous Speech

By Akpeji Charles. The need for stakeholders in Nigeria to work together to combat the generation and spread of hate and dangerous speech in the country, have become a source of concern to the leadership of Centre for Information Technology and Development The leadership of the organization who recently engaged different ethnic groups, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), students and youths on ...

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The Resilience of Nigerians?

By Adagbo Onoja. As the Coordinator of the “National Conference on Community Resilience to Boko Haram Insurgency”, Professor Jibrin Ibrahim must have developed a certain intellectual intimacy with the data and dynamics of resilience as to be sensitive to bringing all angles to it and avoid a celebratory discourse of the concept. This is the sort of conclusion one is ...

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Do Governments, Leaders Worry Nigeria is Trapping Her Future?, Conferees Ask

Senior academics, discussants and researchers at the just ended “National Conference on Community Resilience to Boko Haram Insurgency” wondered if governments and leaders in Nigeria worry about certain practices which they equate with trapping the future. By trapping the future, they were referring to practices with potentials to explode in the future. One of such practices that came up in ...

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Nigerian Researchers Unpack Resilience to Boko Haram, Downgrades the Poverty Thesis

Researchers in Nigeria studying the nature and pattern of resilience to Boko Haram insurgency have concluded on the note that breakdown of social cohesion, unemployment, leadership at local levels, crisis of trust between the people and security agencies, poverty and geography were the most decisive factors which shaped resilience to the Boko Haram insurgency in the north. At the two-day ...

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Taraba State CSOs Trained On Internet Security and Safety

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized a capacity building workshop for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Taraba state on Internet Security and Safety issues. The training which took place at Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) secretariat Jalingo was aimed at alerting and equipping members of civil society on insecurity concerns and how ...

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