G20 Flagship projects

Desafío 4.0

Title of the Project:

Desafío 4.0

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Argentina

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

July - October 2020

Project website:

https://www.desafio4punto0.com.ar/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

7,500 €

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the procject:

The project Desafío 4.0 (Challenge 4.0) is an innovative training and mentoring programme that aims to improve digital, analytical and leadership skills of young students and thereby strengthens the employability of Argentine youth, especially girls, in the digital economy. During the project students work in interdisciplinary teams of 5 to address real problems related to Industry 4.0. The programme offers specific tools and training on business development models, agile methods, creative thinking, and digital project management. Desafío 4.0 connects industrial and technology companies, e.g. Bosch, SAP, Siemens, Volkswagen, Phoenix Contact and Festo with motivated students in order to create digital solutions to challenges identified by these companies. This approach generates positive outcomes for all participants as the students get the opportunity to gain knowledge from experts, while the companies benefit from new ideas developed by the students. A future collaboration between the students and companies is also possible and aspired. This project was initiated by the German Chamber of Commerce in Argentina and funded through the EQUALS Digital Skills Fund financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The activity is part of the ExperTS-Programme of GIZ. The companies sponsor the programme partly and provide the mentors and resources if needed and possible.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Young students and apprentices with diverse educational backgrounds
  • Training and mentoring programme for digital skills development
  • 24 young women were chosen to participate in the programme in 2020. The plan is to expand the programme in 2021 with a possible cooperation with Youth Department of the Ministry of Productive Development of Buenos Aires.

 

G20 Flagship projects

Pro-Educação / Basic and Vocational Education and Training

Title of the Project:

Pro-Educação / Basic and Vocational Education and Training

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Mozambique

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

05/2019-06/2022

Project website:

https://www.giz.de/de/weltweit/20451.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 2019 GSMA Global Gender Gap Report indicated that the quantitative gap between female and male mobile phone owners in Mozambique is the third-largest in the world. Even though mobile phone ownership and internet use have increased among Mozambican women over the last years, there are still persistent gender gaps in terms of digital skills as well as access to digital devices and the Internet. If these inequalities are not addressed, they are likely to become more deeply entrenched and to compound the risk of Mozambican girls and women being left behind in the digital transformation. At the same time, graduates from TVET schools in Mozambique face severe challenges to find employment after graduating. To tackle these inequalities and to promote employability for young girls and women, #eskills4girls in the framework of Pro-Educação aims to improve the job perspectives of girls and women through access and use of ICT. To reach this objective, the project cooperates with its partners which comprise formal and non-formal TVET institutions and private sector companies in the four provinces Maputo, Inhambane, Sofala und Nampula.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Development and implementation of competency-based basic ICT training courses especially for girls and women
  • Capacity development of formal and non-formal TVET institutions and their trainers to prepare for the implementation of ICT courses
  • Promote employment opportunities through courses on basic employability skills and entrepreneurship trainings using ICT
  • Integration of ICT programs and tools into already existing TVET courses according to labor market demand.

 

By the end of the project, estimated 600 girls and women will have completed the courses and thereby improved their employment opportunities.