UN showcases young female Nigerian tech innovators
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 24, 2023
The United Nations yesterday showcased various technological innovations by young women and men that advanced gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nigeria.
UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Beatrice Eyong, said the event was part of activities to mark the International Women’s month, with a theme, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’, in Abuja.
Eyong noted the wide gender gap in employment and education in the technological sector in Nigeria, with women making up only 22 per cent of the total engineering and technology university graduates annually.
Other highlights of the events include exhibition of technological innovations by young women and men on gender issues, tech-apps, amongst others.
Also, the UN women launched an app, ‘Buy-from-women’ digital platform to link women farmers and entrepreneurs to markets, information and finance.