G20 Flagship projects

Desafío 4.0

Title of the Project:

Desafío 4.0

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Argentina

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

July - October 2020

Project website:

https://www.desafio4punto0.com.ar/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

7,500 €

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the procject:

The project Desafío 4.0 (Challenge 4.0) is an innovative training and mentoring programme that aims to improve digital, analytical and leadership skills of young students and thereby strengthens the employability of Argentine youth, especially girls, in the digital economy. During the project students work in interdisciplinary teams of 5 to address real problems related to Industry 4.0. The programme offers specific tools and training on business development models, agile methods, creative thinking, and digital project management. Desafío 4.0 connects industrial and technology companies, e.g. Bosch, SAP, Siemens, Volkswagen, Phoenix Contact and Festo with motivated students in order to create digital solutions to challenges identified by these companies. This approach generates positive outcomes for all participants as the students get the opportunity to gain knowledge from experts, while the companies benefit from new ideas developed by the students. A future collaboration between the students and companies is also possible and aspired. This project was initiated by the German Chamber of Commerce in Argentina and funded through the EQUALS Digital Skills Fund financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The activity is part of the ExperTS-Programme of GIZ. The companies sponsor the programme partly and provide the mentors and resources if needed and possible.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Young students and apprentices with diverse educational backgrounds
  • Training and mentoring programme for digital skills development
  • 24 young women were chosen to participate in the programme in 2020. The plan is to expand the programme in 2021 with a possible cooperation with Youth Department of the Ministry of Productive Development of Buenos Aires.

 

G20 Flagship projects

Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) - being implemented by Girl Effect

Title of the Project:

Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) - being implemented by Girl Effect

Country:

Australia

Geographical presence:

Bangladesh

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

June 2017 - June 2019

Project website:

www.girleffect.org/what-we-do/tega/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1.4 million AUD

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Australia is supporting the Girl Effect, a UK-based organisation, to help build young women’s leadership, voice and agency in Bangladesh through an innovative research model, Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA). TEGA originated in Nigeria and now has networks in Rwanda and Malawi.
TEGA trains girls aged 18-24 in certified data-collection techniques and mobile technology to collect meaningful, honest data about their world, in real time. With authentic peer-to-peer insights, Girl Effect and its partners are enabled to make better informed and decisions with greater impact, placing girls’ voices at the heart of the programs that serve them and their communities. TEGA creates a new economy for girls as they become cutting edge, compensated researchers with skills, agency, confidence and economic opportunities for the future.
Australia is providing AUD1.4 million over two years to support TEGA. The activity is designed to complement existing Australian-funded programs in Bangladesh by delivering first-hand evidence from communities to enhance program monitoring and evaluation. Girl Effect will work with local partners in Bangladesh to help build a detailed evidence base for existing Australian-funded programs, and feed into future policy and program designs.
Australia’s partnership with Girl Effect will helps deliver on Australia’s commitment to enhancing women’s voice in decision-making and leadership; and promotes innovative aid investment, building on collaboration, and trialling new ideas and technology.

Impact of the project:

TEGA intends to:
• deliver improved evidence for investments to inform program design and monitoring;
• build agency and leadership for young women through strengthening voice, value and connections through new skills;
• build innovative, effective and culturally appropriate research model.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career counseling)
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)

G20 Flagship projects

Building Primary/Secondary Teaching Capacities in the Dadaab Refugee Camps and Locally in Dadaab, Kenya by Increasing Access to Higher Education in Kenya

Title of the Project:

Building Primary/Secondary Teaching Capacities in the Dadaab Refugee Camps and Locally in Dadaab, Kenya by Increasing Access to Higher Education in Kenya

Country:

Canada

Geographical presence:

Kenya, Dadaab refugee camps and surrounding areas.

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2013 - 2018

Project website:

www.bher.org/

Geographical impact of project:

regional

Funds available for the project:

4,531,977 $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

This project, which contributes to the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees initiative, aims to provide better quality education to 18,000 elementary and secondary students by training 400 uncertified refugee and local Kenyan teachers in the Dadaab refugee camps. The activities follow the approach of ‘stackability’ (incremental earning of credits leading to certificates/diplomas at each level). Refugee and local student-teacher candidates from Dadaab attend classes in local high schools during the April/August/December holidays or online/on-site in facilities renovated and equipped for instructional use at the planned Kenyatta University (KU) Institute of Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODEL) satellite campus in Dadaab. Expected outcomes include (1) Enhanced teaching workforce in the Dadaab refugee camps and local surrounding communities in Kenya. (2) Enhanced effectiveness of Kenyan universities in delivering quality inter-cultural and gender-sensitive university programmes for marginalised groups and communities. This project aims to reverse a disproportionate gender balance in attaining education among girls in the refugee camps and locally in Dadaab, Kenya. Currently, girls are under-represented at all levels of education due to elevated school dropout rates (less than ½ of primary pupils and less than 1/3 of high school students are girls) and few women have access to higher education in the region. Barriers confronting girls’ access, retention, and achievement are grounded in social-cultural norms, which put girls in a subordinate position to boys.

Impact of the project:

The project aims to reach a total of 10,000 women and girls. Approximately 30% of enrolled teacher-students are women. In the long term, it is expected that education outcomes for girl students enrolled at the primary and secondary levels will improve and increase due to the improved quality of teaching.

Area of focus of the project:

  • access and affordability of ICT to women and girls
  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)