Press statement: CWCD Africa is Prepared to Support Civil Society Organizations with Tech Solutions in Nigeria.

Press statement: CWCD Africa is Prepared to Support Civil Society Organizations with Tech Solutions in Nigeria.

May 20, 2022, Abuja, Nigeria

The Centre for Civic Citizens’ Welfare and Community Development (CWCD Africa), a foundation arm of The CANs Innovation Hub Abuja, Nigeria, has reiterated its availability to provide tech support to civil society organizations, development agencies, and government agencies.

In a recent interview with Tosab Media Tech Ltd., Khalil Halilu, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWCD Africa, stated that the organization exists to support individuals, groups, and organizations that are driving social change in society. He added that as a result of the problems and challenges in the African context, looking at the distance between the problems and our preferred solutions, it is so wide that one cannot address it conventionally. For these reasons, CWCD Africa was set up to build technology solutions to drive social change by riding on technology, which will make community development work easier and more efficient.

In the same vein, Anthony Eromosele, The Programs Lead for CWCD Africa added that, Technology has evolved into a critical tool for progress in health, science, education, and all other aspects of human life. sparking significant social change throughout the years, resulting in increased productivity in a variety of fields. he added that, In recent times it has also enable the fight against Gender Based Violence GBV and served as tools to hold state actors accountable as well as call out government in areas people will like to see change in the society.

Further buttressing the point, he said ”In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), when it says ‘leave no one behind’, it is our duty as a foundation to ensure that through cutting edge technology, we bring about development and innovative solutions that will enable people feel safe, participate and engage in government as well as encourage women and girls to speak up when face with various incidences of Gender Based Violence, he said”.

In the words of Damilola Oluwayose, Programs Officer for CWCD Africa, as at April 2022, the organization with her GBV platform UNSUB recorded a total of 364 users and also noted that over the past month, the organization recorded 2,970 news users with her police accountability platform.

CWCD Africa has over the years, developed and deployed other digital intervention solutions such as RISE, which connects people who need relief with those who provide relief by delivering relief requests to the appropriate organizations who go ahead to fulfil them through the platform. ENGAGE, a crowdsourcing platform that provides citizens with a means to interact with governments on critical issues in their immediate communities; and ZABE, which monitors elections by providing detailed real-time information through crowd sourcing.

The Foundation applauds all its donors, funders, partners, and stakeholders for their life-long partnership and support in promoting social change and sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa for their commitments through human capital investments in ensuring the success of its various programming and interventions.

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