G20 Flagship projects

Digital Skills 4 Jobs and Income

Title of the Project:

Digital Skills 4 Jobs and Income

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

South Africa

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2020 - 2024

Project website:

https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/92020.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

4 Mio €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project
South Africa has one of the highest NEET rates (Not in Education, Employment or Training) of young and adolescent people worldwide – women are especially affected. At the same time, companies lack well-trained experts to ensure their competitiveness and capacity for growth, particularly for the digital transformation and the future of work. Therefore, this project targets young South Africans (14-35 years) and focuses explicitly on young women and girls. It promotes labour market relevant digital competencies to increase their employability. More in detail, the #eSkills4Girls project aims to:

1. Improve employment perspectives for 900 young women within the scope of the digital transformation
2. Improve digital skills of 600 women in three training programs at TVET colleges
3. Constructing a female mentor’s network with female executives and role models
4. Provide access to demand-orientated skills development through supporting 2000 young people in selected innovative, non-formal training measures
5. Foster the improvement of recruitment policies of 150 medium-sized companies by supporting 500 HR specialists in the introduction and implementation of new, gender-sensitive approaches to identify applicants with the company’s digital skills in demand

Area of focus of the project:
– Focus on South African Youth (aged 14 to 35 years)
– Improve employment perspective for young women
– Improve digital skills of women
– Develop female mentorship network
– Improve companies’ recruitment policies

G20 Flagship projects

Supporting the implementation of the national vocational training strategy

Title of the Project:

Supporting the implementation of the national vocational training strategy

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Morocco

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2020-2021

Project website:

www.giz.de/en/worldwide/76858.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

2 Mio €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The overarching objective of the project is to improve digital skills of women as part of cooperative vocational training in selected sectors. The additional skills will provide young women with access to cooperative training courses in selected sectors through innovative career guidance formats, thus bringing a gender perspective to vocational training in Morocco. In addition, strengthening the digital and soft skills of  girls as part of their vocational training should increase their employability.

The project aims to achieve three main outcomes:  

1.) Implement innovative Professional orientation formats with the private sector to encourage secondary school girls to choose a career in IT while deconstructing gender stereotypes surrounding this male-dominated sector and developing their digital literacy

2.) Improve the employability of young women enrolled in vocational schools through the design and implementation of transversal modules in ICT and Soft Skills using innovative digital solutions with a blended approach

3.) Build innovative partnerships with the private sector, secondary schools, vocational schools and public institutions.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Focusing on rural and peri-urban areas that are close to tech companies
  • Providing professional orientation for 13 to 16-year-old girls
  • Further qualifying for girls between the age of 18 and 25 who are already in TVET training to improve their future employment possibilities
  • Deconstructing gender-based stereotypes
  • Improving young girls and women computer literacy and digital skills

 

By the end of the project, estimated 1.500 girls will have improved their basic digital and soft skills.

 

G20 Flagship projects

Pro-Educação / Basic and Vocational Education and Training

Title of the Project:

Pro-Educação / Basic and Vocational Education and Training

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Mozambique

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

05/2019-06/2022

Project website:

www.giz.de/de/weltweit/20451.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

2 Mio €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The 2019 GSMA Global Gender Gap Report indicated that the quantitative gap between female and male mobile phone owners in Mozambique is the third-largest in the world. Even though mobile phone ownership and internet use have increased among Mozambican women over the last years, there are still persistent gender gaps in terms of digital skills as well as access to digital devices and the Internet. If these inequalities are not addressed, they are likely to become more deeply entrenched and to compound the risk of Mozambican girls and women being left behind in the digital transformation. At the same time, graduates from TVET schools in Mozambique face severe challenges to find employment after graduating. To tackle these inequalities and to promote employability for young girls and women, #eskills4girls in the framework of Pro-Educação aims to improve the job perspectives of girls and women through access and use of ICT. To reach this objective, the project cooperates with its partners which comprise formal and non-formal TVET institutions and private sector companies in the four provinces Maputo, Inhambane, Sofala und Nampula.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Development and implementation of competency-based basic ICT training courses especially for girls and women
  • Capacity development of formal and non-formal TVET institutions and their trainers to prepare for the implementation of ICT courses
  • Promote employment opportunities through courses on basic employability skills and entrepreneurship trainings using ICT
  • Integration of ICT programs and tools into already existing TVET courses according to labor market demand.

 

By the end of the project, estimated 600 girls and women will have completed the courses and thereby improved their employment opportunities.

G20 Flagship projects

SpeakUpGirls – Giving women and girls a voice through digital media

Title of the Project:

SpeakUpGirls – Giving women and girls a voice through digital media

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Zambia

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

10/2019 – 07/2021

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

2 Mio €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The project aims at promoting the sociopolitical participation of women and young girls in Zambia. By training them in Digital Skills, Mobile Story Telling and Citizen Journalism, Data Privacy, and Cyber Security, their role in an active online citizenship is strengthened. 40 women and girls from the two provinces Copperbelt and Southern Province between 17 and 30 years, who have completed the grade 12 formal education, are being trained Mentors from Community Radio Stations are actively supporting and guiding the participants in producing and airing short audio stories and reports, which are also shared to Facebook and twitter. Transparency International Zambia is providing online space on their website to further spread the stories. Each woman should individually apply her skills and is therefore provided with a smartphone, a power bank, and monthly mobile data bundles. A reimbursement for the submission of stories enables them to refinance the cost of the devices (at 50% of the actual price).  The training curriculum is being developed by the project’s main partner, the Zambian civil society organization Alliance for Community Action, together with a GIZ Digital Ambassador. It includes five days of digital skills training, as well as five days of training on citizen journalism. The application of a human-rights based approach helps the women and girls understand the importance of their own rights as citizens. 

A future engagement of national female mentors and role models from different Zambian societal spheres and sectors, as well as organizing monthly mentoring and exchange visits in the two target areas is meant to provide the women with further guidance and support.  Additionally, a mid-term event in collaboration with the team behind TEDxLusaka could include the participation of the women and girls. 

Area of focus of the project:

  • strengthening sociopolitical participation and active citizenship online 
  • fostering the demand for transparency and accountability 

 

G20 Flagship projects

Women going digital – Qualifications for women as a gateway into the digital sector

Title of the Project:

Women going digital – Qualifications for women as a gateway into the digital sector

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Brazil/Mozambique

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

01/2018 – 03/2022

Project website:

www.womengoingdigital.com.br

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

80,000 €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project

„Women going Digital“ is the principal objective of an online course developed by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce São Paulo in cooperation with local NGOs and the German tech-companies SAP, GFT and Siemens. The educational program fosters women, who aspire to be working in the digital sector. It provides an introduction into the digital world, conveying the relevant contents that are requested on the labour market, including (I) the basic module „Digital Thinkers“, as well as the (II) expert module „Digital Tools“. The qualification is offered parallel in Brazil and Mozambique.

The project is laid out for approximately 80 to 100 women. Most of the participants will be based in Brazil. However, course contents at both locations are the same: Module (I) transfers complementary and generic competencies, such as skills to process and constructively use information, including i.e. Blockchain, Cloud or Digital Marketing. Expert ICT-competencies, for example Java GFT or Business One are offered in the advanced module (II). New expert modules can easily be added, so the structure is flexible for new companies that want to take part in the project. External expert advisors are continuously accompanying the modules with intensive mentoring via chat or Skype as a measurement to reduce drop-out rates. It has been noticed, that less women drop out if their questions are being answered directly and competently during the training, therefore the organizers are planning on implementing this mentoring also in module (I). An online platform allows easy accessing, managing and updating of the course content as well as a space for peer reviews and discussion.

For the female target group, the online training may serve as an entry qualification into the IT-Sector and simultaneously can tackle the lack of expert workers in the IT sector in Brazil and Mozambique. To assist the women in the program in finding employment after successful completion of the training, the chamber is further planning a matchmaking event between employers and participants after module (I).

The project aims to enable women´s employability in the IT sector.

Area of Focus of the Project

  • Supporting young women to get their IT career started
  • Creating a pool of young female talent for the Brazilian and Mozambique tech sector

 

G20 Flagship projects

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Title of the Project:

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Nigeria

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018-2019

Project website:

dufuna.org

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

40,000 €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp aims to empower women and help them start a successful career in the predominantly male tech sector. Based in Lagos and Ibadan, Code Camp is a three-month software engineering training for female university students and graduates. Designed as a self-study programme, participants are granted a monthly scholarship in order to cover internet access costs. Furthermore, participants are assigned a mentor with whom they meet bi-weekly to get advice and track their progress. So far, two thirds of the graduates were placed in an internship or were offered a junior manager position in one of the partner companies. A further expansion of the training activaties is contemplated. Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp was initiated in cooperation with local organizations and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. The training was funded within an activity of the ExperTS-Programme of GIZ.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Supporting young women to get their programming career started
  • Creating a pool of young female talent for the Nigerian tech sector

G20 Flagship projects

Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED)

Title of the Project:

Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED)

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Ghana

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018 - 2022

Project website:

https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/19476.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

4,5 Mio €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

In Ghana, a formidable gender gap in internet access, digital skills and online rights exists. Women’s Rights Online research shows that less than 20% of Ghanaian women have access to the internet and are thus less likely to use the internet for economic and political empowerment. Women face many barriers – including high costs, lack of know-how, and a scarcity of relevant content – as well as social and legal obstacles to speak freely and privately online.

#eSkills4Girls’ main objectives are to promote access for Ghanaian girls and women to digital professions through ICT-related trainings, to improve the image of ICT occupations among that target group, and to foster ICT-related business development. Focusing on formal as well as non-formal education the project incorporates activities in the field of (1) TVET and (2) the Digital Transformation Center. Activities are aligned along the issues of employability, promoting self-employment, awareness raising.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Development of formal, competency-based ICT-related training courses especially for girls and young women;
  • Capacity development of six TVET training providers (one school in each project Region) to prepare for the implementation of the developed ICT courses;
  • Implementation of non-formal ICT training courses in cooperation with local non- governmental organizations to enhance IT literacy particularly among girls and young women;
  • Implementation of awareness and image campaigns;
  • Promote employment opportunities through entrepreneurship trainings, start-up incubation, mentoring programmes and/or ideas competitions.

 

G20 Flagship projects

Online Sharing of Outstanding Curriculum

Title of the Project:

Online Sharing of Outstanding Curriculum

Country:

China

Geographical presence:

National

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014-Now

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

Implementation level:

domestic

Motivating the creativity and willingness of teachers in primary and middle school to apply information technology in their teaching,integrating information technology and classroom teaching. The aim is to promote teaching reform and increase teaching quality.

G20 Flagship projects

TURKEY'S ENGINEER GIRLS PROJECT

Title of the Project:

TURKEY'S ENGINEER GIRLS PROJECT

Country:

Turkey

Geographical presence:

Turkey

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2020

Project website:

www.turkiyeninmuhendiskizlari.com/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies launched the “Turkey’s Engineer Girls Project” (2016-2020) in cooperation with UNDP and Limak Holding (private sector). The Project aims at developing private sector led prototypes for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the services and manufacturing sectors, benefitting from gender equality mainstreaming and advocacy, and dissemination of the success stories within the public and private sector. The project will concentrate on developing a private sector led support programme to promote female students’ participation in engineering professions and empowering female engineering students. The long-term expected impact of the Project is to increase women’s high quality employment and advocate gender equality principles in the leading services and manufacturing sectors to improve inclusiveness of economic growth in a sustainable manner. There are many activities subsumed under the three components of the Project.
– Develop an analysis framework on the assessment of challenges and barriers
– Design a support programme to empower and encourage female students for engineering
– Develop corporate inclusive business models to adopt, implement and advocate gender sensitive approaches .
Impact of the project:
The project has two expected results:
1) Design a support programme to empower and encourage female students for engineering
2) Develop corporate models to adopt, implement and advocate gender sensitive approaches

Impact of the project:

The project has two expected results
1) A support program to empower and encourage female students for engineering designed
2) Corporate models to adopt, implement and advocate gender sensitive approaches developed

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • scholarship
  • scholarships
  • increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career counseling)
  • information and awareness-raising campaigns
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

G20 Flagship projects

More and Better Jobs for Women: Women’s Empowerment through Decent Work in Turkey

Title of the Project:

More and Better Jobs for Women: Women’s Empowerment through Decent Work in Turkey

Country:

Turkey

Geographical presence:

4 Pilot Provinces: Ankara, İstanbul, Konya, Bursa

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2013 - 2017

Project website:

www.esitizberaberiz.org/home/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

In the scope of the Project and under the leadership of ISKUR, the “Action Plan on Women’s Employment” was prepared by the National Technical Team that was composed of relevant public agencies and non-governmental organizations. Within the framework of the action plan, gender equality representatives at managerial level from 81 Provincial Directorates were determined in order to monitor the processes related to gender equality. The recommendation that the issue of “women’s employment” should be the major agenda item in at least one of the meetings of the Provincial Boards of Employment and Vocational Training to be held in 2017 was reported to the Provincial Directorates for the purpose of considering equality of opportunity between men and women in the studies made by the Provincial Boards of Employment and Vocational Training.
In order to increase awareness in social gender equality and work standards, a short documentary film competition was organised across Turkey. From the social gender equality perspective of women entrepreneurship and labour market, analysis reports were prepared in the pilot provinces.
Entrepreneurship training programme evaluation trainings were given to 30 JVCs . Social gender equality trainings were given to 50 staff members of the General Directorate of Turkish Employment Agency, social gender equality representatives from 81 provincial directorates and 175 job and vocational counsellors. 400 women in pilot provinces received entrepreneurship training. At the end of the training, micro grant support and mentorship service will be given to 30 women.

Impact of the project:

Currently 400 women receive entrepreneurship training. At the end of the training, micro grant support and mentorship service will be given to 30 women who have succeeded and will have been selected.

Area of focus of the project:

  • information and awareness-raising campaigns
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)