Digital Peers International ...promoting digital excellence Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:48:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1,q_auto/w_32,h_32,c_scale/v1586142818/cropped-dpi-logo_original-e1574609896207.png Digital Peers International 32 32 DPI and Partners Celebrate 2018 International Girls in ICT Day in Abuja Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:03:07 +0000

Another Landmark Edition of the Girls In ICT Day, an annual event by the International Telecommunications Union was once again successfully marked by Digital peers International, organizers of DIGITEST, africa largest IT summer camp.

The Girls In ICT Day celebration held at the Baze University, Abuja and had a turn out of over 133 students from 8 public and 4 private schools in the FCT in attendance. The National Coordinator, Office of ICT Innovation and Entreprenuership, of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Amina Sambo was ably represented at the event said that ICT education and awareness, skill and enterprise remained key to the socio-economic transformation of the nation.

Also present at the Event were delegates from the Education Board of the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

The theme for this annual event: Safe Girls, Safe Future had delegates from the Nigeria Communications Satellite, Mrs. Mauren Nzekwe on hand to inspire the girls on the need to break free from stereotypes and have a can do spirit to achieve their goals. A female guest lecturer from Baze University Mohammed Ruqquya from also spoke on the theme. Mrs. Olawale Damilola, ICT mentor and speaker and Mrs Hassana Ibrahim, CEO womenwill/Google Lead both fielded questions from the young girls about the challenges faced in an ICT career.

Students were taken on a tour of the ICT Department of Baze university and the IT facilities and participated in a quiz competition where three schools Africa International College, AIC, Royal College Masaka, and GSSSDutse emerged winners. The GICT is an annual event that is marked to encourage the participation of young girls in the field of ICT. Digital Peers International has continually and consistently hosted the GICT event since 2012.

DPI/NIGCOMSAT CELEBRATE GICT ON APRIL 27, 2017, IN ABUJA. Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:56:54 +0000

Girls in ICT Day is a global event, a brain child of the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, and an initiative backed by ITU member states through resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014). Stakeholders in the ICT and ICT sub-sector organize events on this day to celebrate girls’ interest and strength in Information and Communications Technologies, ICT, and to encourage them to choose careers in these fields.

Digital Peers International, Management and Staff of Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, celebrated the GICT Day 2017 with about 50 school girls and teachers NIGCOMSAT complex, Abuja.

The girls who were gladly received by the MD/CEO, NIGCOMSAT, Ms. Abimbola Alale were encouraged to take up careers in ICT. Ms. Alale in her speech noted that ICTs have become a critical component of everyday life, work and education. Every girl, regardless of her course of study or discipline must develop IT skills. There girls were conducted on a tour around the NIGCOMSAT Control Room and Satellite Facilities.


Once again, activities within the Nigerian IT space reached a crescendo with the start of the annual eNigeria Conference orgainised by NITDA. This years edition is centered around “Fostering Digital Economy Through Local Content Development and Effective Regulations”. Like in the manner serious and strategic events in Nigeria, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was on hand to officially flag off proceedings.

The President in his speech highlighted government’s achievements in curbing waste and in the anti corruption fight, successes which he credited to ICT, also the President did put emphasis on the need to address youth unemployment with ICT, he challenged the organisers on the outcome of deliberations at the conference. Also presents at the conference was the Minister of Communications, NITDA DG, presidential aides, members of civil society, members of the diplomatic corp and tech start ups.

Digital Peers International, for many years a critical stakeholder in the area of ICT capacity development especially with vulnerable groups was present at the flag off. Our goal is to showcase our activities to the world and to be on the cutting edge of technology development in Nigeria.