As part of efforts to drive and deepen digital inclusion in Nigeria and other African countries, the Africa Digital Economy Forum has launched the Shelter4Digital Initiative.

According to the digital transformation advocacy platform, it has partnered with the Lagos State Government to bring the initiative to life.

It stated that the initiative was aimed at creating awareness, deepening digitalisation, and driving digital inclusion among youths and SMEs.

In a statement, ADEF founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Akin Naphtal, said the S4G Project was created to support and create awareness of the importance of technology to aid social development and drive digital impact.

He said, “Digital Inclusion can only be achieved when activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies are in place.”

“Digital Inclusion must evolve as technology advances. Digital Inclusion requires intentional strategies and investments to reduce and eliminate historical, institutional and structural barriers to access and use technology, this is what has birthed the Shelter4Digital Campaign.”

The forum added that the S4G campaign had begun to visit public schools with special needs units, and trained teachers in basic programming languages.

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