The Digital Summer Institute for Young Women is a joint initiative of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Kano, Nigeria in collaboration with the African Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Everett Program, an Info Tech Social Entrepreneurial training organization from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This is the second round of the program, the following the first that held in 2017. Started in 2016, it is now in its third year and holds yearly in Kano and Abuja.
The institute is designed to provide ICT training and marketable skills for young women in Nigeria. The curriculum will include training on blogging such as WordPress, the use of graphic apps for events, weddings, etc, digital video and photographic applications, mobile phone/GSM applications for micro-enterprises, and other applications. The Institute’s objective is to provide real world, practical training in ICT tools that will empower young women work in the ICT industry and to start Micro-enterprises that will add value to their communities. The long term goal is to boost women’s capacity to participate in and to grow and to diversify the Nigerian economy