Centre for Information Technology and Development


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The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies for development and promotion of good governance. It was established first as a single project (Computer Literacy Project) in 1996 but was expanded in 2000 to include other projects. Now it incorporates six different thematic units.

CITAD sees technology as a tool to promote sustainable development, good governance and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women through access to information, skills and online mentoring opportunities. It utilises such platforms such as social networking, web-to-text interface and tools such as Google alert to provide information that would promote peaceful coexistence. It uses Google alerts to source information about trends of discussion in various platforms, sites and online discussion lists and sites with a view to understanding trends, attitudes and positions such that it can develop appropriate responses to those that are similarly disseminated to either reinforce positive trends or counter and neutralize negative ones.

Vision: A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger

Mission: Using ICTs to empower citizens for a just and knowledge based society that is anchored on sustainable and balanced development

Current activities: 
2019 Take Back the Tech Campaign Activities:

- Outreach/workshops in secondary schools on understanding and countering gender-based violence

- Social Media - Twitter blasts and Facebook Live

- TV programmes - 4 discussions on #TBTT and gender-based violence in Nigeria (Alminhaj and Rahma TV)

- Radio programme on Arewa Radio  

Media Coverage:

Metro Daily
The Chronicle (no online version)
Daily Time
Prime Time News