Women in the North Eastern part of Nigeria face constraints that manifest as social and economic norms limiting their opportunities. As part of our holistic approach to provide an end-to-end solution to the social and economic challenges women in rural African communities face, we analysed and evaluated the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in empowering women at the grassroot level.
Our initiative to improve the social and economic status of North East Nigerian women is through ICT training at local centres to which women have equal and open access, such as community, women and youth centres, and schools. The initiative will guide them on getting access to e-governmental services such as information about agencies like Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The economy of North-East is largely that of an agrarian society. Eighty percent of the population was engaged in one form of agriculture before the recent crisis in the region. The devastating impact of conflicts in the region has led to the damage of both the society and the economic productivity of the region.
To rebuild the region’s economy, it is important to improve the current participation of women in Agriculture.
BLPARW has targeted some approaches to help overcome the fear of threat the region faces. We are continuously engaging key stakeholders to provide secured access to protected farmlands as well as access to seeds and fertilizers. As livestock farming plays a significant role in accelerating the rural economic growth in developing countries, we support the women in animal husbandry (livestock management).