Digital Explorers // Female Track

2020-2021 // Nigeria

Digital Explorers is a knowledge exchange initiative between 2 buzzing ICT markets – Nigeria and Lithuania – striving to lead the ICT revolution in their respective parts of the world, and foreseeing further expansion for Baltic-African collaboration in Tech. 

All-female edition. Our next journey aims to support women in tech and contribute to closing the global tech gender gap by offering tailored data analysis/ data science traineeships. In early 2021, up to 15 young Nigerian women will bring their eager minds to Lithuania for six-month placements at leading ICT companies and receive intensive targeted training to expand their skillsets.

Contribute to something bigger. By offering internship placements Lithuanian companies enter a community of like-minded, receive a chance to involve colleagues into a project that strives for social impact, and get hands-on experience of working alongside internationals. 

As always mutual growth is at the heart of Digital Explorers:

Creating a match

  • Participants and companies are selected by a tailor-made recruitment programme based on analysis of market needs in Nigeria and Lithuania. 
  • For selection of a new cohort, we partner with Data Science Nigeria, a leading African data science community and respected actor in the local ICT scene. Besides identifying candidates for the programme, we also provide training for aspiring data analysis / science professionals during Data Science Nigeria Bootcamp.

Helping the match to be perfect

  • Selected specialists will have entry-level data analysis / science competencies, ready to contribute to daily work of hosting companies on arrival, and receive training tailored to the needs of specific projects.
  • The programme stands by every participant, ensuring that careers are accelerated, and business horizons expanded.
  • We take care of the bureaucratic hassle, fully cover relocation and accommodation costs, while monthly stipendiums will be shared by the programme and host companies.

Making it easier to say goodbye

  • Back in Nigeria, a tailored assistance programme awaits and will help Digital  Explorers to quickly re-establish themselves and make the most out of skills gained and professional networks built in Lithuania.



This activity is implemented with the financial assistance of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union, contracted by ICMPD through the Mobility Partnership Facility. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of VšĮ Versli Lietuva (Enterprise Lithuania) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, the European Union and the one of ICMPD.