G20 Flagship projects

Finance and Advice For Women in Business

Title of the Project:

Finance and Advice For Women in Business

Country:

Turkey

Geographical presence:

nation-wide

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2018

Project website:

www.ebrdwomeninbusiness.com/?s=home&country=TR&language=tr&language=en

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

National Funds, EU Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) Funds and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Funds

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

The project, financed by the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, is being carried out by İŞKUR and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The budget of the project to be implemented in 2014-2021 is 38 million Euros. The objective of the project is to support women-led SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) in new employment areas. The target group of the project is SMEs which are owned or managed by women.
As part of the financial component of the project, the fund of 300 million Euros, allocated by the EBRD, is being made available for the use of the target SMEs as eligible loan through the national banks participating in the project. 10% of the extended loan is allocated as risk loss coverage to encourage the banks to give loans to women SMEs, and is covered by the project budget. Within the scope of the business support component, comprehensive counselling support, management skills trainings and mentoring services are provided in such fields as marketing, organization, information and communication technology, quality management, energy efficiency, and environmental management for the target group. Thus, the sustainable growth of the target SMEs in the medium- and long-term is supported.

Impact of the project:

BBy the end of 2016, 9.758 enterprises used nearly 130 million Euros of loans in Turkey. By the end of March 2017, 264 enterprises benefited from counselling projects, 80 enterprises were provided with mentorship service, and 379 enterprises were given entrepreneurship training.

Area of focus of the project:

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

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Palestine Startup Support Program (PASS)

Title of the Project:

Palestine Startup Support Program (PASS)

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian Territories

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2015 - 2019

Project website:

www.ggateway.tech/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

7 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The project is aimed at supporting sustainable economic growth by supporting Palestinian start-up ecosystems. This project promotes non-regular coding education, establishment of ICT social enterprises, and start-up support programmes through the creation of joint funds. For the successful implementation of this project, KOICA is working closely with Korean start-up support organizations, Palestinian local companies such as Paltel, and international organizations such as UNRWA. Although this programme does not only consider women as beneficiaries, it is expected to provide new opportunities for women in the project area through ICT education and start-up support.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)

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Promote Better Quality TVET and Employment Through Upgraded Technical Tranining Centers

Title of the Project:

Promote Better Quality TVET and Employment Through Upgraded Technical Tranining Centers

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Dhaka, Sylhet, Khulna / Bangladesh

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018 - 2022

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

8,5 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

First, the project will improve the quality of training programmes based on the national technical and vocational qualification framework (NTVQF):
– Development of competence-based learning materials
– Support of regional teacher training centers
– Conduct of master trainer training (trainers of trainers)
– Support of local teacher training programme (trades, pedagogy, ICT)
Second, the project will improve the labor market relevance of the training programme:
– Support industry cooperation (Bangladesh-German Technical Training Center in Dhaka)
– Support entrepreneurship programme (Bangladesh-German Technical Training Center in Dhaka, Sylhet Technical Training Center, Kuhlna Technical Training Center)
– Support job placement service

Third, the project will promote girls’ education in three Technical Training Centers;
– Provision of friendly facilities for women
– Promotion of ‘e-skills for girls’ (promote G-20 Agenda and Better Life for Girls Initiative)

Impact of the project:

4,374 students (563 girls included), 143 teachers of Technical Training Centers (male and female included)

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

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The Primary School Environment and Capacity Building Project

Title of the Project:

The Primary School Environment and Capacity Building Project

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Nairobi, Kenya

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2019

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

425 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

To provide primary education with better quality in target areas, the project promotes 1) construction of ICT innovation centers in two primary schools in Nairobi, 2) improvements of the project sites’ environments, 3) dispatching of Korean experts to Kenya in the fields of teaching and learning , ICT innovation, installation of ICT equipment and construction to conduct technical consultations on empowering teachers and enhancing the quality of education, 4) training Kenyan teachers in Kenya, and 5) the provision of ICT equipment.

Impact of the project:

1,564 primary students in total (765 girls included), 420 primary schools teachers (male and female included)

Area of focus of the project:

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

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Capacity Building of Female Professionals in Ghana Electronics (KOICA-GIZ-SAMSUNG PPP Project)

Title of the Project:

Capacity Building of Female Professionals in Ghana Electronics (KOICA-GIZ-SAMSUNG PPP Project)

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Alajo (AGVI), Ashaiman (Don Bosco), Gbawe (PVTI) in Greater Accra / Ghana

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2017

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1,3 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

In close coordination with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Samsung Electronics, this KOICA project promotes vocational training for women in electronic industries. It includes establishing practice-oriented training centers such as the Accra Girls Vocational Institute (AVGI), the Pentecost Vocational Training Center (PVTI), and the Don Bosco Youth Network (DBYN). The project also promotes electronic appliance job training programmes. The curriculum for the vocational training programme is developed based on the market demand in the region. The local partners of the project are the Ministry of Education, the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and the Ghana Education Service. This project won the third prize for the GIZ Gender Prize in 2016.

Impact of the project:

The project aims at fostering 100 female graduates annually and improving the female ratio of the graduates among electronic technical programmes from 4% in 2012 to 30% in 2017.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • scholarships
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

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Varanasi ICT Based Integrated Development Program for Women Empowerment in Lallapura Craft Cluster of Varanasi

Title of the Project:

Varanasi ICT Based Integrated Development Program for Women Empowerment in Lallapura Craft Cluster of Varanasi

Country:

India

Geographical presence:

Lallapura Craft Cluster, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2016, Scaled up to Phase-II

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

regional

Funds available for the project:

Supported under IT for Masses Scheme of Ministry of Electronics & IT, GoI

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

India has a rich heritage of craft design and craft products. It comprises embroidery, zari, zardozi, metalwork, woodcraft, stonework and toy design. But many of the traditional crafts are vanishing due to less income, time-consuming manual processes, and non-reusability of designs created on paper. To overcome some of the above issues, optimized and easy to use ICT experiences are required in the increasing digital economy. The by-product of doing the above is conserving and enhancing the rich Indian heritage. Media Lab Asia along with its partner IIT Kanpur developed an ICT-based tool called Chic™ (CAD Tool for Craft) to help the artisans with 2D design making, i.e. embroidery (chikankari, zari, zardozi, etc.). Chic™ CAD has been deployed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi states of India.

Impact of the project:

– 1003 women/girls trained on embroidery design using Chic™ (CAD Tool for Craft)
– 1000 women/girls trained on in basic computer skills
– 833 women/girls developed health awareness on basic health issues, such as sanitation, health and hygiene, Anaemia, Malaria, Chickenpox, waterborne diseases, Khasijukaam, Tetanus, Roundworm
– 27 sensitization programmes attended by more than 1545 beneficiaries

Area of focus of the project:

  • access and affordability of ICT to women and girls
  • Enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)
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    Empowerment of female entrepreneurs through digital skills

    Title of the Project:

    Empowerment of female entrepreneurs through digital skills

    Country:

    Germany

    Geographical presence:

    Cameroon

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    2017 - 2019

    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:

    In forest areas, a majority of women make their living by selling non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Harvesting and selling of NTFPs has high economic potential, however, the value chains of these products are not organised well enough to benefit the women. To improve the incomes of female micro-entrepreneurs, the project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with Orange Cameroon, will cooperate with selected women’s networks and associations in five regions which are partnering with public Women’s Empowerment Centres (WECs). The project will adopt several approaches. It will establish digital centres at WECs to provide the women with the business knowledge they need to improve their businesses. The materials will be accessed using computers and laptops. In addition, participants will receive training in micro-enterprise management. These trainings are followed by a peer coaching process in each of the associations. A smartphone application will be developed that monitors micro-entrepreneurs’ activities and collects information about their available stock or products and provides them with important market information. This will facilitate linkages between micro-entrepreneurs and customers. Furthermore, the project will also advise three women’s associations on how to improve their general management processes, so they can provide better services to their members.

    Area of focus of the project:

    • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)

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    EduApp4Syria

    Title of the Project:

    EduApp4Syria

    Country:

    Norway

    Geographical presence:

    Syrian users (initially), other populations eventually

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    The learning games resulting from the project were launched on March 20, 2017. Both games can be downloaded by searching for "EduApp4Syria" on Google Play or App Store

    Project website:

    www.norad.no/eduapp4syria

    Geographical impact of project:

    global

    Funds available for the project:

    20 Mio NOK

    Implementation level:

    in support of low income and developing countries

    Description of the project:

    Through the international innovative EduApp4Syria competition, the Norwegian government and several international partners sourced the development of two smartphone apps that can help Syrian children (aged 5-10) learn to read in Arabic and improve their psychosocial well-being. The two winning games were selected from 78 submissions by an international expert jury. The winning games were chosen for their high quality and different approaches and gameplay that appeal to a variety of children.
    The games have open source licenses to encourage maximum use and further creativity, and several stakeholders are already planning to revise one or both of the games into several languages that can reach millions of users in low-income countries.
    Foundational literacy is crucial for developing digital literacy. In low-income countries, girls and women often are not allowed to – or do not have time to – leave the home in order to attend literacy classes. At the same time, smartphone penetration is increasing also among these populations, and technology companies see a clear market case for reaching more girls and women. Norway is therefore in close dialogue with stakeholders, such as mobile operators, about collaboration on the outreach of the EduApp4Syria games in a variety of languages, so that these games can be used as self-learning tools for foundational literacy learning on mobile devices.

    Impact of the project:

    Millions of girls and women can potentially be reached with opportunities for self-learning of literacy skills on mobile devices.

    Area of focus of the project:

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

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    Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS)

    Title of the Project:

    Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS)

    Country:

    Japan

    Geographical presence:

    In Japan and G7 countries

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    2016

    Project website:

    www.mofa.go.jp/fp/hr_ha/page25e_000105.html

    Geographical impact of project:

    global

    Funds available for the project:

    Implementation level:

    domestic

    Description of the project:

    Promoting the active role of women in STEM fields contributes to achieving economic growth as well as diminishing gender disparity in economic status. In this light, G7 leaders launched Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS) at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit to enhance global movement of promoting the active role of women in STEM fields by offering the positive vision of women’s STEM careers and fostering an enabling environment for promoting such careers in the G7 countries and around the world. To proactively realise the leaders’ commitment to WINDS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan appointed 3 women as Japan’s WINDS ambassadors. WINDS ambassadors attend various conferences and events to promote women’s advancement in STEM fields.

    Area of focus of the project:

    • 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

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    Riko-challe (support choosing STEM fields)

    Title of the Project:

    Riko-challe (support choosing STEM fields)

    Country:

    Japan

    Geographical presence:

    all over the country

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    since 2005, each year

    Project website:

    www.gender.go.jp/c-challenge/index.html

    Geographical impact of project:

    national

    Funds available for the project:

    Implementation level:

    domestic

    Description of the project:

    The number of the Campaign’s supporters has reached 684 (as of April 2017). To further accelerate the efforts for encouraging women students and others to choose STEM science and engineering, the Women in Science and Engineering Support Network, comprised of members of industry, academia, and government, is being developed on a full-scale basis since FY2016. With the cooperation of these supporters, the Campaign holds summer events, mainly for female junior high and high school students over their summer break, which include visits to STEM science and engineering workplaces, hands-on experience, and facility tours. In 2016, 90 organizations held 144 events nationwide. Approximately 12,000 people attended the events. Additionally, a website was established that publishes information on events, messages from women in STEM science and engineering who serve as role models, and messages from companies and universities that support women in science and engineering. In October 2016, a symposium on promoting the active participation of women engineers was co-organized by the Cabinet Office and the Japan Association of Technology Executives. Many people participated in the symposium, including men and women in management and managerial positions, junior women engineers, and women students of STEM science. The participants listened to frank opinions first-hand accounts of women engineers who have been appointed or recruited to management positions, and deepened their understanding about women working and continuing to work as engineers.

    Area of focus of the project:

    • access and affordability of ICT to women and girls
    • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
    • increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career counseling)
    • information and awareness-raising campaigns