Digital technology has had an huge impact on many across the globe. However, access to and use of technology is neither universal nor equitable. In Northern Nigeria around 60% of the female population is not able to access the internet. Family-guided decision making and gender norms play a key role in digital inclusion, with 55% of men in Northern Nigeria claiming they do not want their wives to use the internet, and 61% of fathers discouraging their daughters’ use.
Based on Equal Access International’s proven approach to social norms change, Tech4Families is addressing the normative barriers that prevent women and girls access to and use of digital technology, through a family based, social behavior change model that combines mass media, peer to peer family group sessions and organized diffusion tactics.
|New Implemented Countries||Afghanistan, Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Pakistan|
|New Feature||Embed the curriculum and approach in existing government and private educational institutions|
Fatima Turaki Ibrahim (Project Manager for Tech4Families) has a bachelors in Information Systems from the American University of Nigeria, a Master's Degree in ICTs for Development from The University of Manchester and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Teachers' Institute. Fatima has worked in the development sector for over 4 years. Gemma Ferguson is an expert in Social Behavior Change Communication and social norms programming and designed the Tech4Families innovation.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN