African women continue to face significant gender-based barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation, including limited access to finance, technology, and education, and this has been fuelled by limited access of women to the internet. According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the gender gap in Internet use is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where just 22% of women use the internet, compared to 33% of men.
The Women Digital Entrepreneurship program (WDEP) is an initiative designed to equip women with the necessary skills and resources required to start and grow a business leveraging the internet. The program focuses on equipping women with skills in digital business,  social media marketing, online business management, business pitching, bookkeeping and many more.
For maximum impact the program is  broken down into several components including advocacy campaigns, workshops, bootcamps and summit  The WDEP targets:
  • Unemployed women 
  • Underemployed women 
  • Ages 18-40 years
  • Minimum of SSCE & OND
  • Aspiring to start a business or have started a business
  • Annual turnover of less than NGN2M