21st Century Digital Skills in Nigeria

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With a growing economy, an inclusive workforce is an urgent priority for Nigeria. Women and youth have been left out of the growth at a disproportionate rate, increasing inequality. To remedy this, Beyond Access is building a coalition of partners in Nigeria to help women and youth gain the 21st century digital skills they need to succeed. These partners will be working with public libraries in two ways. First, Beyond Access and the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria will provide training opportunities for Nigerian librarians to develop ICT and other skills needed to create a modern library. Second, Beyond Access is working with five Nigerian NGOs to conduct workforce development training programs in libraries across Nigeria:

These activities will create a more inclusive workforce, targeting women and youth who are often left out of these initiatives. Beyond Access will work with the Universal Service Provision Fund and the National Information Technology Development Agency to increase support to public libraries so these trainings can be nationally available, ensuring all Nigerians have access to the skills they need to compete in a 21st century economy.


  1. good day to you Beyond team! please i want to be a coalition member organization in Nigeria, i am the founder and coordinator of Africommunity development center, which is an NGO that focuses on ICT development, education and Good governance, we develop youth virtually on entreprenureship. we are based in Abia state.we have being implementing computer training for secondary schools at my local Government. we want to partner with irex so as to fast track ICT, enterprenureship, education development in our community.
    i will send out details latter.
    clement dike

  2. aaron jeb dandodo

    Wow…this is really a great initiative.

  3. Amber Ehrke

    Hi Clement,

    I believe you’ve been contacted via email by another member of the Beyond Access team, but wanted to thank you personally for your interest in the Beyond Access project in Nigeria. We’ll continue to share updates here as well as on social media. Best wishes with your own initiatives!


  4. Obot

    Dear Beyond team,
    I have a mandate to come up with ideas that will be implemented in the next 3 to 6 months to train, educate and in turn help reduce drastically the poverty level in rural communities in Eket LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
    Any help?

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