G20 Flagship projects

Girls Innovation Camps - Sustainable Economic Development through Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Title of the Project:

Girls Innovation Camps - Sustainable Economic Development through Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Indonesia

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2017, new phase planned until 2019

Project website:

www.giz.de/en/worldwide/16755.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

5,3 Mio Euro

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The Girls Innovation Camp (GIC) initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture as well as Intel Indonesia, addresses the need for improving gender equality in the workplace by raising the digital skill levels of women. Organised for the first time in 2016, the Girls Innovation Camp offers hands-on training in design thinking for innovation, career guidance, and provided an introduction to the basics of teamwork, leadership, and gender mainstreaming to female students and teachers. The initiative aims to foster innovation among students and teachers using technology in order to prepare them for jobs in the digital economy.
Aside from Intel, GIZ is currently cooperating with other IT companies such as IBM, Axioo or the local developer hub, Dicoding. This type of collaboration is needed to better match workforce supply and demand as well as expose students to the latest technology, real work environments, and personal skills required by the 21st century world of work. In addition to the realisation of the innovation camp, two films on gender were produced in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture as well as the private sector to promote and encourage women to study and work in the field of STEM and to address the importance of gender equality in companies.

Area of focus of the project:

  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)
  • 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