Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC



Press Release:
W.TEC Host Event at Africanxt 2023.
Lagos – Nigeria
Monday February 6, 2023:


The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) hosted an event at AFRICANXT 2023 (formerly known as Social Media Week Lagos). The event tagged “COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE: Leveraging Technology & Partnerships to Grow Impact” was one of the openings and most anticipated panellist sessions at the conference which is the largest gathering of innovators from across Africa and the diaspora. Our panellist for the event explored the explored the need for collaboration among businesses and social initiatives to promote rapid development through socioeconomic impact.

Event Background

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Driving institutional cooperation through innovation is key to unlocking the potential of Africa’s prosperity. The times that we live in necessitate leveraging technology to build a value chain for a system that will foster growth.

In 2020, Uber partnered with Nigeria’s Flutterwave to launch Uber Cash, its digital wallet featured in Sub-Saharan Africa. The new digital platform was designed to ensure easy and quick payment for Uber riders. During the Covid pandemic, Collaboration existed between the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, it also yielded positive results to provide solutions among BioNTech, Fosun Pharma and Pfizer.

In recent times, partnerships have leveraged the ease technology has to provide innovations. According to McKinsey, “up to 80% of businesses use social collaboration tools for enhancing business processes”.



AfricaNXT exists to create space, both online and offline, to celebrate African ingenuity and empower the creatives, entrepreneurs, organizers, and all-around remarkable individuals moving Africa forward. We believe that creating spaces where we can gather, connect and collaborate is of the utmost importance and is precisely how we give rise to ideas, solutions and innovations that elevate our communities, industries and the continent as a whole.

W.TEC’s event at the conference was a panelist session was targeted at leaders of business and social initiatives to bring about development via the transfer of knowledge, exchange of resources and other possible value projects for Africa’s societal and economic benefits. This session aims to explore the call for collaboration among businesses and social initiatives to foster rapid development via socioeconomic impact. Panelists will share best practices on how to harness collaboration to birth innovation, as well as, the possible areas for collaboration and how to leverage technology for effective. 

The event featured the following speakers:
Ayomide Omoniyi  –  Communications Assistant, W.TEC  (Moderator)
Titilope Adewusi – Co-founder, EDUTECH
Michael Ojo – Founder, Octave Incorporations 
Yvonne Awosanya-Adefajo – Content Director, WiMo Publications

Event Details:
Event: Collaborate to Innovate: Leveraging Technology & Partnerships
            to Grow  Impact.
Date:  Monday, February 6th, 2023
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Event Hall: Studio Suite
Venue: Landmark Centre, Plot 3 & 4 Water Corporation Road, Lagos

Hashtag: WTECAfricanxt2023


The W.TEC event, taught the participants the following majorly:

  • The need and benefits for collaboration for innovation in Africa.
  • Innovation strategies via collaboration in the Socio-economic space.
  • The role on technology to ease collaboration among various sectors.

Highlights of the Workshop

Ayomide Omoniyi: The Communications Assistant at W.TEC moderated the event.


Titilope Adewusi:  Competition hinders collaboration, Stop the “Me” syndrome. Let’s not be small minded. Partnership & collaboration is the key to achieving  great things.


Michael Ojo: Small minded people want to outshine everybody this creates less

 productive work environments, this mindset culture here can only be corrected through re-orientation of our youths from school level.


Yvonne Awosanya-Adefajo:  It has to be stressed to our youths, why they have to get     used to the right collaborations for such guarantees success much faster and such also promotes steady community growth.




The event highlighted:

Our panel session was focused on: COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE: Leveraging technology and partnerships to grow impact. The discussion was engaging, relatable, narrative changing and insightful!


About W.TEC
W.TEC is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working for the economic and social empowerment of girls and women, using information and communication technologies (ICTs). We have chosen to focus on this area because statistical evidence has shown that in most African countries, women’s use and knowledge of ICTs (to store, share, organise and process information) is lower than men’s, denying them of income-generating opportunities and the chance to network with others

W.TEC’s programmes will comprise of technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring and work placement. W.TEC will also research and publish works examining pivotal issues related to how African women use technology, barriers preventing or limiting technology use, and strategies for more efficient technology use.

For more information about “COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE: Leveraging Technology & Partnerships to Grow Impact”get in touch with:

Contact Person:  Adeyemi Odutola (Communication Officer), 
Phone: +234. 818 .870 .9251

Email: info@wtec.org.ng                       Website: www.wtec.org.ng
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