ABOUT NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT (NCWD)
The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) is a Federal Government Institution established in 1992 and modelled after the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).
Training and Economic Empowerment of Women are critical to the realization of the mission of this center, as our focus is to improve the lives of women, especially those in the rural areas through sustainable developmental programs, so they can become productive and self-reliant.
It is important to note that Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Vocational & Entrepreneurial Skill Developments are imperative in enhancing the economic status of women, while the role of research is critical, as key target groups and data concerning women are sought and generated for intervention. These areas; Training, Research and Gender Advocacy and Development forms the key areas of focus in the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
ICT & MECHATRONICS TRAINING FOR FEMALE TECHNICIANS
Theme: Innovation through ICT in STEM Education and Practice
Role of ICT in STEM
ICT assists students in collaborating with peers and experts, designing products, collecting and analyzing performance data, and, in many cases, actually helping them build products.
Mechatronics is application of electronics and computer technology to control the motions of mechanical systems
Mechatronic devices are everywhere, they are found in the computer Settings like the Drives, Drivers, Photocopiers, Scanners, others are found in Cars and at homes
The Training will expose participants to the role of ICT in STEM Education & Practice
Areas of Coverage
A. MS Word. Beginning of any project is the planning phase
MS Word will enable users to create and format documents for use in the design and planning of projects
B. MS Excel- MS Excel provides an avenue to generate and analyze data for planning and Machine Learning.
C. Introduction to Mechatronics WITH emphasis on Machin Learning. Machine Learning is the process of feeding machines with data so it can learn from experience and can predict possible outputs, more like the neural network of the human brain.
D. Office Workflow using GanttProject
A project is a series of tasks that need to be completed to reach a specific outcome. A project can also be defined as a set of inputs and outputs required to achieve a particular goal. Projects can range from simple to complex and can be managed by one person or a hundred.
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ICT IN EDUCATION TRAINING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Theme: Theme: ICT for inclusive education
For us, it is vital to create conditions under which disabled persons could get quality and competitive education, and could fruitfully participate in economic, cultural and social life.
Provision of access to up-to-date technologies and innovative tools for disabled people will increase their social and educational inclusion.
It will also benefit the governments as it will ease their financial burden of special needs care, allowing them to invest in education of the disabled rather than provide them with passive support.
We aspire to contribute to the dissemination of the comprehensive inclusive society concept.
Training and Awareness raising on the potential of ICTs for social inclusion and reducing the poverty of persons with disabilities among broad educational society, private sector and governments.
Development of competencies of teachers/tutors, and other specialists involved in education and social rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, policy makers on e-accessibility and ICT usage for persons with various types of impairments.
Spurring larger autonomy and full-scale participation in social life for persons with disabilities through development of an e-accessible environment for their communication, learning and access to information.
Promoting computer literacy among persons with disabilities through application of information technologies and resources.
Training and empowerment of participants and specialists engaged in education of persons with special needs, development of training and information materials to make educational personnel familiar with best practices and incentivize them to enhance digital teaching opportunities.
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GRAPHICAL DATA DISTRIBUTION OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) REPORTED IN DIFFERENT STATES FROM 2015-2020 AS CAPTURED IN NCWD GBV DASHBOARD
Gender-based violence is prevalent globally. It occurs in many forms, including intimate partner violence, rape and coerced sex, child sexual abuse, human trafficking etc. Such forms of gender-based violence are a significant risk factor for poor health, impacting on individuals’ physical, sexual and psychological health, as well as their social and economic well-being.
In a bid to stem the tide, the National Centre for Women Development launched a Gender Based Violence DASHBOARD, to capture reported cases of all kinds of violence against women so decision makers can access this information and develop policy to reduce this crime. A total of 1260 SGBVcases were reported from 2015-2020
Study on Nigerian Women and the Economic Value of Unpaid Care Work
This research work provides insight into to the importance of addressing issues of unpaid care work in national development policies and strategies. It is meant to stimulate discussions at the country level with a view towards developing locally-adapted unpaid care work initiatives, and, as an advocacy tool with a view towards increasing awareness of unpaid care work from the local to the international levels. Because unpaid care work is unevenly distributed between women and men, it is important to understand its magnitude, dynamics and impact. In the research on unpaid care work carried out in Ebony State of Nigeria, When asked "Who carry out the highest work load at home”, 97% of 119 respondent said Women carry our the highest work at home.