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FG Open New Program: Program is open to all Nigerians that are living with any form of disability residing within the South South

FG Open New Program: Program is open to all Nigerians that are living with any form of disability residing within the South South

FG Open New Program: Program is open to all Nigerians that are living with any form of disability residing within the South South


 INTRODUCTION

One of the set mandates of NITDA is to create IT awareness and ensure universal access in order to promote IT diffusion in all sectors of our national life. In line with this, NITDA is extending capacity development programme to Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) to promote the Digital Inclusion Policy of NITDA’s amongst this sector.

The vision of the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM ensures that the entire citizenry is empowered through Information Technologies with the development of a critical mass of IT proficient and globally competitive manpower.

Empowering persons living with disabilities is important for inclusive, equitable and sustainable skills as envisaged in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, which pledges to “leave no one behind”.

This capacity development programme is an annual program for Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) with this edition scheduled for South-South, Nigeria; taking place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the training and empowerment are:

• to facilitate and enhance Digital Inclusion among the participants;

• to enable participants become competent in innovatively employing the tools of technology to enhance living and in discharge of their job requirements;

• to give effect to he implementation of Strategic Roadmap and action plan (SRAP) initiatives focusing on Digital literacy, Digital innovation and entrepreneurship;

• give an insight on a series of IT tools that implicitly support creative and innovative learning;

• to enhance participants' Digital literacy, internet research skills and presentation skills.


EXPECTED OUTCOME

At the end of the training, participants will be provided with working tools and should be able to:

• use IT in creating sustainable employment;

• empower 30 people living with disability with digital tools.

• enable persons living with disability become self reliant after the digital empowerment.

• be self-reliant.


Who Should Attend?

The program is open to all Nigerians that are living with any form of disability residing within the South South. It would focus on the clusters of Persons Living with Hearing and/or Speech Impairment, Persons Living with Visual Impairment, and the Physically Challenged Persons. All applications received would be screened and only successful candidates will be contacted


Application Requirements

  • Title
  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Other Names
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Contact Phone No:
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Address
  • State of Origin
  • Highest Education
  • Have you attended any NITDA training previously?
  • Are you employed?
  • Nature of Disability
  • Special Remarks


Note

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the supervision of Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy calls on  Nigerians Living with Disability in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to apply for a 5-Day Empowerment Programme on Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship.

Application opens today, 11th January, 2022 and closes on 18th January, 2022.

Register link: https://plwd.nitda.gov.ng

NB: The programme is only for those from the South-South, Nigeria.

2 Responses to "FG Open New Program: Program is open to all Nigerians that are living with any form of disability residing within the South South"

  1. Please such training like this should be done on state basis
    This is because Cross river river state alone gas a data base of over 15000 persons living with various disabilities.

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  2. Thank you . We can help you spread this information and opportunity at
    Advocacy for women with disability initiative , cross river state

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