G20 Flagship projects

Promoting women in the framework of the project "Promotion of Economy and Employment"

Title of the Project:

Promoting women in the framework of the project "Promotion of Economy and Employment"



Geographical presence:


Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2019

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Geographical impact of project:


Funds available for the project:

2 Mio Euro

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), embodies an integrated approach of technical and vocational education and training, labour market interventions and private sector development. ICT is one of the supported sectors. The economic empowerment of women and people with disabilities are a crosscutting effort in all activities of the programme.
The programme operates under the guidance of a steering committee that is responsible for strategic decisions and approves the programme’s operations. It consists of key partners: The Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs, the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, the Ministry of Education, the Workforce Development Authority, the Private Sector Federation, the Rwanda Development Board, the National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, the National Capacity Building Secretariat and the Rwanda Women Chamber of Entrepreneurs.
Activities are developed in core groups per economic sector. Part of the core groups are public, private, and civil society institutions. Within the groups, the sector’s value chains are analysed and needs for action identified. These are then targeted by the project’s activities.

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)
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector