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Center for Information Technology and Development

Kano, Nigeria

Center for Information Technology and Development was awarded $500,000 between 2013 and 2015, including 2 grants in Human Rights.


2015 • 3 years • Human Rights

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a Kano-based non-governmental organization with affiliate offices in Jigawa and Bauchi, established to promote information and communication technologies for development and good governance in Nigeria. The award supports work to track and document patterns, actors and channels of hate speech; educate and raise consciousness against hate speech acts; and mobilize stakeholders including the media and policy makers to check and prevent hate speech. The long term goals of the work are to improve political accountability and reduce the risks of violence and instability in Nigeria.


2013 • 2 years • Human Rights

The grant to the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will promote an alternative counter-insurgency strategy using social media, advocacy, and documentation of victims of violence with a view to promoting peaceful co-existence, tolerance, and accountable governance. The grantee will organize training workshops, use social media to combat hate speech and intolerance, provide alternative counter-insurgency strategies, and document victims of violence by state and non-state actors.

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