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

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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)

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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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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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    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

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    A mentoring network to strengthen digital security for women

    Title of the Project:

    A mentoring network to strengthen digital security for women

    Country:

    Germany

    Geographical presence:

    Uganda & Kenya

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    2015 - 2018

    Project website:

    www.dw.com/en/kenya-and-uganda-digital-harassment-threatens-women-in-media-professions/a-19100140

    Geographical impact of project:

    national

    Funds available for the project:

    2,5 Mio Euro

    Implementation level:

    in support of low income and developing countries

    Description of the project:

    A mentoring network, which was set up by Deutsche Welle Akademie together with the Ugandan Hub for Investigative Media, and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), encourages Kenyan and Ugandan journalists to share their experiences with digital discrimination. Until now, workshops have been relatively informal but the network is now aiming to professionalise its mentoring activities by developing a curriculum and setting quality standards. By the end of 2017, regular workshops focusing on digital security will reflect these standards. Topics planned include how to create a secure password, back up data, or encrypt emails as well as how to avoid risks while using public WiFi or erase digital tracks. The Deutsche Welle Akademie workshop “Digital Security for Women Journalists” in Nairobi also helped raise awareness about digital discrimination and offered participants from both countries a chance to network and gain additional skills. Although women are subjected to more digital harassment than men, very few women are experts on digital security. The workshop and the mentoring network help to change this situation.

    Area of focus of the project:

    • information and awareness-raising campaigns
    • enhance women’s and girls’ digital privacy and security

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    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

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    Tech Needs Girls - Programme for Sustainable Economic Development

    Title of the Project:

    Tech Needs Girls - Programme for Sustainable Economic Development

    Country:

    Germany

    Geographical presence:

    Ghana

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    2017 - 2019

    Project website:

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

    Geographical impact of project:

    national

    Funds available for the project:

    2,000,000 €

    Implementation level:

    in support of low income and developing countries

    Description of the project:

    The project builds on the experiences and achievements of a development partnership with the private sector “Female Professionals in Electronics” currently implemented in Ghana by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in cooperation with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and SAMSUNG. Over the past two years, this project has supported four TVET schools with capacity development to implement the supported electronic courses. In addition, and following a cooperative approach, students have also been receiving practical lessons in marketing and maintenance and repair during workplace trainings. In cooperation with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), curricula and material were applied and various campaigns have been implemented to inform the public on female participation in male dominated trades and to encourage young Ghanaian women to engage in non-traditional female trades.
    Girls and young women will go through vocational training in digital trades such as coding and computer software designing. A partnership with the Soronko Foundation is envisaged to support their “Tech Needs Girls” movement, a mentorship programme to get more girls to create technology. There is a special focus on girls from vulnerable communities. Students will have the opportunity to join a network of female technology associations and its associated benefits.

    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