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Center for Information Technology and Development

Kano, Nigeria
www.citad.org

Center for Information Technology and Development was awarded $1,675,000 between 2013 and 2020, including 4 grants in Human Rights and On Nigeria.

$50,000

2020 • 5 months • On Nigeria

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a Nigerian non-profit promoting democracy and active citizenship through information, communication and technology and civic empowerment programs for citizens. This award enables CITAD to enhance state and community response to the prevention and containment of COVID-19 in Kano state through public education and community mobilization. CITAD works with social influencers to deliver sensitization programs on radio, social media and to organize online training programs for youths on the protocols for responding to COVID-19 and mobilizing community stakeholders.   

$1,125,000

2018 • 2 years, 5 months • On Nigeria

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a Nigerian nonprofit promoting information and communication technologies for development and good governance. This award supports the institutionalization of accountability and anti-corruption in Nigeria. Through education, sensitization, and strategic communications on the cost of corruption, leadership challenges, and how corruption harms the country, the project mobilizes the Nigerian public to take action against corruption. It uses social influencers and gatekeepers to stimulate dialogue about accountability and a commitment to anti-corruption.

$300,000

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.

$200,000

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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