Cooperative Development Program - ICT
In collaboration with NCBA CLUSA, CCI is increasing access to and use of information communications technology through cooperatives and community based enterprises in Ethiopia and Nigeria. In Ethiopia, CCI implemented an information communication technology (ICT) training and capacity building program designed to maximize prospects for financial and operational sustainabliity of ICT centers. The program responds to a substantial need for technical ICT know-how and developed a cadre of trained ICT personnel in semi-urban and rural areas of the country. As of April 2016, the program trained 136 people representing 90 ICT centers around Ethiopia with a cumulative client base of 28,602 people. In Nigeria, CCI collaborated with the Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) foundation to implement a new program to improve the quality of teaching and enhance student learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in selected secondary schools. Nearly 30 teachers representing 11 secondary schools in 8 states, primarily in the Niger Delta, participated in the program, and over 1,000 students received instruction.