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

Project website:

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

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

5,3 Mio €

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

G20 Flagship projects

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 Mio €

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

 

G20 Flagship projects

African Institute For Mathematical Sciences Skills For Employability Project

Title of the Project:

African Institute For Mathematical Sciences Skills For Employability Project

Country:

Canada

Geographical presence:

Senegal (main location) - Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2021

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

regional

Funds available for the project:

6,383,080$

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The Skills for Employability Project aims to strengthen and develop Senegal’s knowledge-based economy by building upon the established African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Industry Initiative and Co-op Master’s Programme to support the integration and engagement of Senegalese female and male scientists in industry and entrepreneurship across the Francophonie. The Programme provides internship, mentorship, job-shadowing, and work-based learning opportunities to help female and male students gain experience and opportunities for meaningful future employment, while also providing valuable technical talent to employers. AIMS will deliberately increase access and opportunities for African women through the Project as well as mainstream gender across all Project components to promote inclusive, gender-sensitive learning and working environments in the field of mathematical sciences.
Key elements in this Project include 1) a new post-AIMS 2-month business certificate to enable AIMS students and alumni to develop in-depth business and entrepreneurial skills with a 3-month business internship; 2) the launch of online learning modules through the African Virtual University (AVU) digital learning platform and 3) industry-focused math forums that bring mathematicians and industry together to solve practical challenges faced by industry in la Francophonie.
This project is implemented by the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative Foundation (Canada) in partnership with AIMS Senegal.

Impact of the project:

200 students (80 females and 120 males) will graduate from AIMS Co-op Master’s programme in Senegal, 330 students (208 females and 122 males) will obtain an Entrepreneurship certificate and 2250 students (680 f – 1570 m), will complete a massive open online course (MOOC) across Francophone Africa.

Area of focus of the project:

  • access and affordability of ICT to women and girls
  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)
  • scholarships
  • increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career counseling)
  • information and awareness-raising campaigns
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

G20 Flagship projects

Building Primary/Secondary Teaching Capacities in the Dadaab Refugee Camps and Locally in Dadaab, Kenya by Increasing Access to Higher Education in Kenya

Title of the Project:

Building Primary/Secondary Teaching Capacities in the Dadaab Refugee Camps and Locally in Dadaab, Kenya by Increasing Access to Higher Education in Kenya

Country:

Canada

Geographical presence:

Kenya, Dadaab refugee camps and surrounding areas.

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2013 - 2018

Project website:

www.bher.org/

Geographical impact of project:

regional

Funds available for the project:

4,531,977 $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

This project, which contributes to the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees initiative, aims to provide better quality education to 18,000 elementary and secondary students by training 400 uncertified refugee and local Kenyan teachers in the Dadaab refugee camps. The activities follow the approach of ‘stackability’ (incremental earning of credits leading to certificates/diplomas at each level). Refugee and local student-teacher candidates from Dadaab attend classes in local high schools during the April/August/December holidays or online/on-site in facilities renovated and equipped for instructional use at the planned Kenyatta University (KU) Institute of Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODEL) satellite campus in Dadaab. Expected outcomes include (1) Enhanced teaching workforce in the Dadaab refugee camps and local surrounding communities in Kenya. (2) Enhanced effectiveness of Kenyan universities in delivering quality inter-cultural and gender-sensitive university programmes for marginalised groups and communities. This project aims to reverse a disproportionate gender balance in attaining education among girls in the refugee camps and locally in Dadaab, Kenya. Currently, girls are under-represented at all levels of education due to elevated school dropout rates (less than ½ of primary pupils and less than 1/3 of high school students are girls) and few women have access to higher education in the region. Barriers confronting girls’ access, retention, and achievement are grounded in social-cultural norms, which put girls in a subordinate position to boys.

Impact of the project:

The project aims to reach a total of 10,000 women and girls. Approximately 30% of enrolled teacher-students are women. In the long term, it is expected that education outcomes for girl students enrolled at the primary and secondary levels will improve and increase due to the improved quality of teaching.

Area of focus of the project:

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

G20 Flagship projects

Digital Inclusion: leveraging digital opportunities for disadvantaged populations

Title of the Project:

Digital Inclusion: leveraging digital opportunities for disadvantaged populations

Country:

France

Geographical presence:

France

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018 (current status: identification)

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

2.5 Mio Euro (for 3 or 4 projects)

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The selection of projects is still on-going: the initiatives might proactively secure female participation in activities, design activities, or digital tools specifically for girls and women or promote female role models. A dedicated consultant will produce an analysis note on the gender and digital divide, train the selected NGOs, and support the inclusion of gender approaches in the design of the projects.

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)
  • information and awareness-raising campaigns
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

G20 Flagship projects

ThinkUKnow

Title of the Project:

ThinkUKnow

Country:

Australia

Geographical presence:

national

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

Established in 2009, ongoing

Project website:

www.thinkuknow.org.au/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

Face-to-face presentations cover online grooming, sexting, sextortion, privacy management, respectful relationships and cyberbullying.
ThinkUKnow uses a network of trained law enforcement members and accredited volunteers from programme partner organisations to deliver the cyber safety education presentations nationwide.
ThinkUKnow is a partnership between Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and is delivered in collaboration with the New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police, and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.
Originally developed in the United Kingdom by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia was established by the AFP in 2009.

Area of focus of the project:

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

G20 Flagship projects

eSafety Women

Title of the Project:

eSafety Women

Country:

Australia

Geographical presence:

national

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

eSafety Women website launched April 2016

Project website:

www.esafety.gov.au/women

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

$2.1 million

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

eSafety Women is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. The website provides information for women on how to have a safer online experience. It includes helpful videos, a technology check-up, and a virtual tour of technology found in homes, cars, and personal devices.
The website also benefits frontline service providers, enhancing the support they provide to women on technology safety. The eSafety Women websites enable frontline services, specialist and support staff to sign up for free, two-hour workshops on online safety. The workshops raise awareness of technology-facilitated abuse and provide staff with up-to-date skills and knowledge to support women and families.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • information and awareness-raising campaigns
  • enhance women’s and girl’s digital privacy and security
  • G20 Flagship projects

    Plan 111 Mil

    Title of the Project:

    Plan 111 Mil

    Country:

    Argentina

    Geographical presence:

    Federal Reach

    Status of the project:
    start date, duration:

    2016 - 2020

    Project website:

    www.argentina.gob.ar/111mil

    Geographical impact of project:

    national

    Funds available for the project:

    Implementation level:

    domestic

    Description of the project:

    Within Plan 111 Mil, specific actions have been developed to promote women’s inclusion in the IT sector. In this sense, a Gender Committee with women from different areas of government, private sector, and academic institutions was set up. The main purposes of this Committee are:
    – To increase the number of women registered in the Plan.
    – To develop specific actions with enterprises of the private sector in order to increase employment of women certified under the Plan.
    – To elaborate focused awareness-raising and communication campaigns to promote women’s interest in careers related to IT and knowledge-based services.
    – To articulate actions with the private sector to promote employment and professional development of women in the IT industry.

    Area of focus of the project:

    • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
    • information and awareness-raising campaigns
    • enhance women’s and girls’ digital privacy and security