G20 Flagship projects

Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) - being implemented by Girl Effect

Title of the Project:

Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) - being implemented by Girl Effect

Country:

Australia

Geographical presence:

Bangladesh

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

June 2017 - June 2019

Project website:

www.girleffect.org/what-we-do/tega/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1.4 million AUD

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Australia is supporting the Girl Effect, a UK-based organisation, to help build young women’s leadership, voice and agency in Bangladesh through an innovative research model, Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA). TEGA originated in Nigeria and now has networks in Rwanda and Malawi.
TEGA trains girls aged 18-24 in certified data-collection techniques and mobile technology to collect meaningful, honest data about their world, in real time. With authentic peer-to-peer insights, Girl Effect and its partners are enabled to make better informed and decisions with greater impact, placing girls’ voices at the heart of the programs that serve them and their communities. TEGA creates a new economy for girls as they become cutting edge, compensated researchers with skills, agency, confidence and economic opportunities for the future.
Australia is providing AUD1.4 million over two years to support TEGA. The activity is designed to complement existing Australian-funded programs in Bangladesh by delivering first-hand evidence from communities to enhance program monitoring and evaluation. Girl Effect will work with local partners in Bangladesh to help build a detailed evidence base for existing Australian-funded programs, and feed into future policy and program designs.
Australia’s partnership with Girl Effect will helps deliver on Australia’s commitment to enhancing women’s voice in decision-making and leadership; and promotes innovative aid investment, building on collaboration, and trialling new ideas and technology.

Impact of the project:

TEGA intends to:
• deliver improved evidence for investments to inform program design and monitoring;
• build agency and leadership for young women through strengthening voice, value and connections through new skills;
• build innovative, effective and culturally appropriate research model.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • increasing participation of girls in ICT studies (mentoring programmes, career counseling)
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)

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

G20 Flagship projects

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)

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)

G20 Flagship projects

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)

G20 Flagship projects

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

G20 Flagship projects

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)

G20 Flagship projects

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

G20 Flagship projects

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 Euro

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)

G20 Flagship projects

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)