Women's Technology Empowerment Centre
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian non-governmental organisation working to empower girls and women economically and socially using information and communication technologies (ICTs). This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. Our alumni are women and girls who are well-equipped for working and living in an increasingly technology-driven world.
W.TEC was set-up in January 2008 and conceived in response to research that showed that although ICTs significantly contribute to a nation’s development and growth, women – who make-up approximately half of Nigeria’s population – are severely lagging behind in their knowledge and use of technology.
W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organisations. W.TEC programmes have been supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) through the Harambee initiative, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Fahamu and Laureates College – Lagos, Nigeria.
To educate, connect and empower Nigerian women through active engagement with information and communication technology.
A society where Nigerian women are able to use information and communication tools successfully for work, activism and leisure.
- To provide technology education for Nigerian women and girls so that they are able to use ICTs effectively for work, activism and leisure
- To produce innovative and ground-breaking research that supports the development and implementation of technology programmes for women and girls
- To promote and support the use of ICT in uplifting women’s rights
- To establish a network of technology-fluent alumni and mentors