The Federal Government on Tuesday said that over 25 women would be jointly trained by Intel Corporation and the National Centre for Women Development on the use of Information and Communication Technology towards boosting their skills in business.
The Director General of NCWD, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Ms. Onyeka Onwenu, said this during a press briefing in Abuja.
Other objectives of the training, according to her, include increasing the utilisation of digital services and e-services to advance the economic empowerment of women.
Onwenu explained that during the one-week residential programme, which would hold at the NCWD ICT centre from next Monday, the women would also be introduced to web design and hosting, online marketing of products and services.
Speaking on the theme of the training, “Promoting women and girls’ access to ICT and the Internet to accelerate Gender Equality and Women’s Economic empowerment”, she said the NCWD was expected to network internationally and complement other players within the sustainable development terrain” known as Technology and Entrepreneurship training for women in Nigeria.
She said, “This makes it a cross-sectional and trans-disciplinary instrument for sustainable human development. As such, the centre is expected to network internationally and complement other players within the sustainable development terrain.
“Nigeria produced this instrument as a direct response to the demands for gender imperatives of the United Nation’s global issues and the centre will be evaluated and rated within those parameters.”