REPORT OF THE 21 ST ICT QUIZ COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KANO STATE HELD
AT MAIN AUDITORIUM, YUSUF MAITAMA SULE UNIVERSITY, KANO ON 30 TH NOVEMBER, 2022
ORGANIZED BY THE CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (CITAD)

By ZAINAB USMAN SALIHUANDSAGIRU ADO ABUBAKAR The Centre for Information Technology and Development has on 30 th November, 2022conducted the 21 st ICT Quiz competition for Secondary Schools in Kano State. The ICT quiz thathas been conducted annually aimed to explore the major issues teachers and studentsencounter in ICT and computing education at school, stimulate […]

REPORT OF THE WOMEN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2022 (WIGF2022) ORGANIZED BY
THE CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT IN COLLABORATION
WITH NIGERIAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM HELD ON THE 14 TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2022 VIA
ZOOM

INTRODUCTIONOn the 14 th of September, 2022 the Centre for Information Technology and Development heldthe 4 th Women Internet Governance Forum as part of the 2022 Internet Governance Forumactivities. The event which is being held annually is part of the Nigerian Internet GovernanceForum (NIGF) pre-event activities., This year, the event theme was Making the Internet […]

Center hosts an interactive discussion with women to celebrate Girl-Child Day

A non-governmental organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has organized an interactive session with female journalists of eight (8) northern states to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child. During the session which took place at Sands and Duns Hotel Damaturu, Yobe state, CITAD Gender Officer, […]

REPORT OF THE WOMEN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2022 (WIGF2022) ORGANIZED BY
THE CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT IN COLLABORATION
WITH NIGERIAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM HELD ON THE 14 TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2022 VIA
ZOOM

INTRODUCTIONOn the 14 th of September, 2022 the Centre for Information Technology and Development heldthe 4 th Women Internet Governance Forum as part of the 2022 Internet Governance Forumactivities. The event which is being held annually is part of the Nigerian Internet GovernanceForum (NIGF) pre-event activities., This year, the event theme was Making the Internet […]

Report On 2022 International Girls in ICT Day Celebration

Girls are poorly placed to benefit from the knowledge economy in developing countries. As such they have less access to skills training and development that would enable them to gain employment in the ICT sector. When females are employed, they generally work at lower levels, with less pay and this discourages them from participating optimally […]

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a conference on the issues of technology-assisted gender violence, as the way in which technology is deployed specifically to harm women and girls, including harassment online, rape, kidnapping and killing facilitated via interaction and use of digital technology

Within the past two weeks, the organization has recorded two very disturbing contents on the internet, both of which degrade and dehumanise women and the individuals involved. The first was a posting of sexual escape of students of Chrisland, Lagos in faraway Dubai which went viral, leading to the suspension of academic activities in the […]

TIME TO TAME THE MENACE OF TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED GENDER VIOLENCE

Text of press conference addressed by Y. Z. Yaú, Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at CITAD, Kano   Members of the press, I welcome you to this press conference on an issue of national importance. This is the issues of technology-assisted gender violence. By technology-assisted gender […]

Pantanmi Tasked on Implementation of Policy on Community Networks

Ugo Aliogo The Coordinator of Nigerian School of Community Networks(NSCN) Haruna Adamu Hadejia, has called on the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, to ensure full implementation of the draft National Policy on Community Networks. Hadejia, who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos at a media briefing enjoined the Galaxy Backbone Plc to […]

Report of A Two Day Training On The Use of Social Media for Accountability

In our contemporary societies, social media and social networking sites continue to permeate every aspect of our social and national lives. Hence, the dire need for training and re-training of youths to use the social media professionally. Sequel to the above, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) conducted a two day social media […]

Centre Trains Kano Youths On Use of Social Media for Accountability

By Rabiu Musa HOTPEN – The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has organized a 2-days training for selected youths from Kano South Senatorial District on the use of Social Media for Accountability in Rano local government area of Kano state. The training, themed; “Social Media for Accountability”, allowed the participants to acquire relevant skills […]

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA: A CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT

Text of Press Conference addressed by Y. Z. Yaú. the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) at Treasurers Sites and Conference, Abuja on February 10, 2022 Last week, precisely on February 2, 2022, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) convened a meeting of stakeholders in the telecommunication sector […]

REPORT OF ORIENTATION SESSION OF THE DIGITAL LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS HELD AT MAMBAYYA HOUSE, GWAMMAJA, KANO. ON TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER, 2021 WITH SUPPORT FROM EU/ACT BRITISH COUNCIL THROUGH CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (CITAD)

The program was hosted by Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with 50 participants from different communities within and outside Kano state. Opening Statements The meeting was opened by Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai on behalf of the Executive Director of CITAD. In his statements, he hinted the importance of the program, orientating the applicants […]

REPORT OF TRAINING FOR MICRO-ORGANISATIONS AT THE FIRST NIGERIAN SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY NETWORK (NSCN), PHASE 1, HELD AT STONEHEDGE HOTEL, KADUNA DECEMBER 6-10, 2021

Introduction: The training is part of the continuation of providing support to micro-organizations toward the establishment of the community networks in the identified seven communities of Bauchi, Kaduna and the FCT. It was attended by the media (print and electronics), the CBOs and other professionals that made various presentations during the weeklong programme. The project […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON GENDER COMMUNITY NETWORKS CONVENED BY CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (CITAD)

The Centre for Information technology and development (CITAD) as part of its project on Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide in Nigeria which is part of larger project on community networks coordinated globally by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK Government, […]