A 5-day capacity building workshop for reporters in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector kick off today in Lagos.
The event holding at the behest of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with the full support from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is meant to equip ICT journalists with requisite skills to effectively report the fast-evolving trends in the global ICT field.
A statement from the Chairman of Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), Chike Onwuegbuchi, said the training aimed at infusing more drive into ICT reporting in Nigeria is supported by partner organizations.
They include Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a marketing communications firm; Global Accelerex, a financial technology company and Zinox Group.
“The training will enable NITRA members to further sharpen their skills and be well-equipped to report new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Cloud deployment and fintech, among others,” he said.
Onwuegbuchi noted that NITDA’s intervention is part of the implementation of the Agency’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021-2024) which is also in line with application of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
“The policy document promotes the use of digital technology to expand and diversify Nigeria’s economy, especially as it pertains to employing digital literacy and skills strategy.
“The training will among other areas cover Digital Literacy, Emerging Technologies, Cybersecurity and journalism as a social engineering tool,” he added.