Author: YTF Staff

Building a Viable Hardware Ecosystem in Nigeria Pitch Session

Building a Viable Hardware Ecosystem in Nigeria Pitch Session

Youth for Technology Foundation’s 3D Africa program is honored to be hosting Belgian Minister of Digital Agenda, Philippe De Backer, and his Silicon Lagoon Mission delegation in collaboration with the GE Lagos Garage.    On Friday, March 22nd, 3D Africa will present the “Building a Viable Hardware Ecosystem in Nigeria” pitch session that will feature […]

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YTF CEO at Google’s Women Techmakers Lagos Summit

YTF CEO at Google’s Women Techmakers Lagos Summit

Youth for Technology Foundation’s Founder and CEO, Njideka Harry, will be presenting a Fireside Chat at Google’s Women Techmakers International Women’s Day 2019 Lagos Summit on March 16th in Lagos, Nigeria.  The event provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology and will be held at Zone Tech Park: Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Gbagada Expressway. […]

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International Day for Women and Girls in Science

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science occurs every year on February 11.  It is a day set aside to remind us to work towards improving access for women to technology and science education and to create an enabling environment for female scientists and technologists. This day draws attention to the work we still […]

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YTF Stands with Kenya

YTF Stands with Kenya

On January 15th, 2019 a horrible terrorist attack shook Kenya’s technology and business community on Riverside Drive. We stand with our staff, their communities, and partners in the face of this violence and offer prayers for healing.  While none of our staff members were directly affected, several of them had colleagues and friends who were.  […]

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YTF’s Mary Munyoki Attends Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology in Ghana

YTF’s Mary Munyoki Attends Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology in Ghana

This year, the Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology was held in Accra, Ghana.  Established in 2016, the summit aims to build partnerships, inspire women to develop and own technology, and scale successful initiatives. I was privileged and proud to represent Youth for Technology Foundation at the second summit whose theme was “Unlocking […]

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YTF Invests in Girls Now to Empower the Women of the Future

YTF Invests in Girls Now to Empower the Women of the Future

October 11 is set aside every year to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child.  The day centers on the need to address the challenges faced by girls and to deliberate on possible solutions to these challenges. We know that when girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.  This year, International Day of the Girl […]

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YTF and Theirworld Bringing Code Clubs to Kenya

YTF and Theirworld Bringing Code Clubs to Kenya

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is teaming up with Theirworld to launch Code Clubs in Kenya at the Makena School and Huruma Girls School.   We’re so excited to be bringing Code Clubs to the region in our efforts to ensure that girls have the opportunity to realize their full potential.  Through Code Club, girls are given access to technology […]

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YTF’s Mary Munyoki Chosen as UNLEASH 2018 Talent

YTF’s Mary Munyoki Chosen as UNLEASH 2018 Talent

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform thousands of personal insights into hundreds of ideas while building lasting global networks around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This year, UNLEASH was held between May 30th and June 6th in Singapore. I was privileged to be one […]

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Girls in ICT Day Event Succeeds in Encouraging Gender Equality in Space

Girls in ICT Day Event Succeeds in Encouraging Gender Equality in Space

The lack of information and communication technology (ICT) skills in the workforce in Nigeria is becoming an industry concern. It is estimated that 90 percent of jobs will soon require ICT skills. Unfortunately, fewer women are likely to be gainfully employed in these ICT-focused jobs of the future. An ITU report revealed that fewer than […]

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