Citizens and citizen organisations work during a period when technology is driving the interdependence that characterises the quest for change. Computers, mobile connectivity, applications, internet are shaping the way civil society organisations address their vision and mission in ways that bring out solutions and opportunities for growth.
Internet and digital technologies are rapidly transforming the way organisations deliver change across Nigerian communities. Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and big data will change the way civil society organisations carry out their business, given the volume of data generated by the sector.
If civil society organisations must play a critical role in decades to come, they need to understand their digital rights so they can interpret the pros and cons of AI, ML and big data within the civic space. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent times has necessitated the need for nonprofits to be proactive, responsive, and inclusive in using the internet and digital technologies to do their work as we have never seen in times past.