UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Launches Virtual Capacity Building Programmes


The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub said it had launched virtual capacity building programme to assist in developing Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.

UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Country Director, Honey Ogundeyi, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

She said that the hub works towards building high-end digital and entrepreneurial skills and forging partnerships between local tech sectors and international businesses to stimulate digital economies and develop Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.

Ogundeyi said that in compliance with the COVID-19 health protocols, the hub has launched, among others, two virtual programmes.

She said that two of the programmes were Design School for aspiring product designers seeking to start a career in tech and the Future Females Business School programme for early-stage female entrepreneurs with tech-enabled businesses in Nigeria.

“The Design School programme will run for two months and will provide an opportunity for 30 aspiring product designers to undergo an intensive training to equip them with necessary digital and product design skills.

“Application closes on Jan. 25 and interested persons can apply using this link- http://bit.ly/DufunaDesignSchool.

“The Future Females Business programme is targeted at providing 100 early-stage female entrepreneurs with tech-enabled business in Nigeria, an opportunity to upskill and gain digital skills aimed at bringing their business to life.

The programme will run for three months and will include 10 modules, masterclasses, coaching sessions and guest features of industry experts in Nigeria,” Ogundeyi said.

She said that applications would also close on Jan. 25, 2021 and interested persons could apply using the link https://futurefemales.typeform.com/to/zGzqkKbV.

Ogundeyi said: “These programmes will help promote gender inclusive economic growth as well as upgrade digital skills in Nigeria thereby developing the tech-ecosystem.(NAN)




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