Technology: NAWOJ Lagos Signs MoU with WUGN on Capacity Building


Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Lagos State Chapter has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN) for the advancement of women in journalism and technology within Nigeria.

This collaboration seeks to provide training and capacity-building opportunities for NAWOJ Lagos members, empowering them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their field.

Through this MoU, NAWOJ Lagos and WUGN will jointly organize workshops, seminars, and training sessions focused on enhancing the digital literacy and technical skills of female journalists in Lagos State.

These initiatives aim to equip NAWOJ Lagos members with the tools and resources needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving media landscape.

Additionally, the collaboration between NAWOJ Lagos and WUGN will extend to the planning and execution of the International Women’s Day celebration in 2024, both organizations are committed to organizing series of events and activities that highlight the achievements and contributions of women in journalism, technology, and various other fields.

As part of the partnership, NAWOJ Lagos and WUGN will work together to leverage Wikimedia platforms and resources to promote gender equality and amplify the voices of women journalists in Lagos State.

This joint effort underscores the importance of inclusivity and diversity in media representation and content creation.

Dr. Adeola Ekine, Chairperson of NAWOJ Lagos, expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, she said, “This partnership with Wikimedia User Group Nigeria presents an incredible opportunity for our members to expand their skills and contribute to the global conversation on gender equality and women’s empowerment.”

Mr. Olushola Olaniyan, President of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, emphasized the importance of empowering women journalists in Lagos State, he added that “We are excited to partner with NAWOJ Lagos in advancing the cause of women in the media industry and look forward to a fruitful collaboration,” he remarked.

The signing of the MoU between NAWOJ Lagos and WUGN marks the beginning of a dynamic and impactful partnership that aims to empower female journalists, promote gender equality, and celebrate the achievements of women journalists in Lagos State.