About Us

The Nigerian Women Techsters is an experiential learning program by Tech4Dev and funded by Microsoft, aimed at building digital literacy especially coding and analytical skills in young women, exposing them to available employment and entrepreneurship opportunities within the technology space.

The initiative aims to increase the number of young women who are actively involved in STEM fields as well as choose a career in technology as well as ensure that the knowledge gap is bridged in underserved communities resulting in healthy enterprises capable of improving the national GDP over the next 3 years.
Directly the initiative will train over the next one year, 2,400 young women between the ages of 18 – 40 across 12 states in Nigeria namely; Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Imo, Anambra, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Kogi, Kwara, Kano, Kebbi, and Taraba states.

Tech4dev is a non-profit social enterprise that helps to solve the world’s greatest problems using technology with primary focus on primary health, education and civic engagement).
To ensure success of the initiative, we are partnering with the office of the First Lady and the Ministry of Women Affairs across the 12 participating states as well as other National and Local Partners.
The initiative has a 6-member Advisory Board Team saddled with the guiding the planning and strategy for the initiative, as well as a project team responsible for day to day execution of the set strategy.

The training would involve both online and offline sessions. The online training will be done within the week with the trainees taking courses on business modules while the offline training will have seasoned facilitators physically take the trainees through the curriculums for the three tracks namely; Web and Mobile Application Development, Games Development and Embedded Systems; periodically once a week over a 12 weeks period.

The initiative would also across all the states include other side events which includes; an Hackathon, a Demo Day and an Open Workshop all at the end of the 12 weeks training sessions.

Our Goal

To bridge the digital gap between male and female within the technology ecosystem

Our Objectives

  • To train 2400 women across 12 states in Nigeria.
  • To train 200 women in each state.
  • To enable 30% of the trained women, establish their startup enterprises of technology supported enterprise post training.
  • To enable 40-50% of the women trained get digital enabled.
  • To develop partnerships for sustainability of the initiative.
  • To advocate the employment of women in skilled technology related jobs that offer great prospects of high remuneration which in turn helps to ensure a growing GDP and economy.

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