By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
Centre for Information Technology (CITAD), a Kano based Nongovernmental body (NGO), with Support from Association for Progressive Communication (APC) on Thursday, concluded a ten days (10) training to produce digital inclusion champions who will join the campaign for bridging gender digital divide in the country.
The training which happens to be the second edition of its Bauchi Feminist Internet School held on Zoom App were about twenty five (25) participants drawn from Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa and Kano were trained and cuts across different fields of endeavors such as journalists, writers, gender advocates, as well active social media users.
During the 10 days training, participants were intensively trained on various topics regarding access to internet, governance and policy making in the arena from the perspective with beneficiaries of the training expected to stepdown what they have learned in the school to at least 10 other persons, whom 70% should be of the female gender.
Furthermore, they are also to take part in social media campaign to support the advocacy for a national inclusion agenda as well as, undertake advocacy visits to relevant stakeholders to solicit their support for the national digital inclusion agenda developed by CITAD.
The training which made up of three (3) session discussed on; African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedom, Digital Right Advocacy as well as well as Feminist Internet.
The first edition of the school was conducted in April 2019 in Bauchi state where it derived its name of Bauchi Feminist Internet School.