International Telecommunication Union Honours Tech Herfrica as one of the organizations working on digital solutions to accelerate progress on the global goal

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations and adopted by countries worldwide in 2015 are far from being achieved. Accelerating progress on the 17 Goals and 169 associated targets will depend on rapid digital uptake combined with continuous technological innovation.

As government and business leaders from around the world gathered for the United Nations General Assembly, a new UN-led partnership honoured digital innovators dedicated to SDG success.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), backed by other partners and supporters, presented the SDG Digital GameChangers Award in five categories: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Pioneer.

The award ceremony took place on 16 September in at UN Headquarters in New York as part of the UN’s dedicated SDG Action Weekend.

At the event, Tech Herfrica’s EquipHer4Growth solution received the SDG Digital Game Changers award in the people category, highlighting its significant role in bridging the digital divide in Nigeria. This program has enhanced digital and financial literacy, increased access to smartphones, and boosted income for rural women and girls by leveraging e-commerce and essential aspects of financial inclusion.

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