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

SpeakUpGirls – Giving women and girls a voice through digital media

Title of the Project:

SpeakUpGirls – Giving women and girls a voice through digital media

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Zambia

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

10/2019 – 07/2021

Project website:

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 aims at promoting the sociopolitical participation of women and young girls in Zambia. By training them in Digital Skills, Mobile Story Telling and Citizen Journalism, Data Privacy, and Cyber Security, their role in an active online citizenship is strengthened. 40 women and girls from the two provinces Copperbelt and Southern Province between 17 and 30 years, who have completed the grade 12 formal education, are being trained Mentors from Community Radio Stations are actively supporting and guiding the participants in producing and airing short audio stories and reports, which are also shared to Facebook and twitter. Transparency International Zambia is providing online space on their website to further spread the stories. Each woman should individually apply her skills and is therefore provided with a smartphone, a power bank, and monthly mobile data bundles. A reimbursement for the submission of stories enables them to refinance the cost of the devices (at 50% of the actual price).  The training curriculum is being developed by the project’s main partner, the Zambian civil society organization Alliance for Community Action, together with a GIZ Digital Ambassador. It includes five days of digital skills training, as well as five days of training on citizen journalism. The application of a human-rights based approach helps the women and girls understand the importance of their own rights as citizens. 

A future engagement of national female mentors and role models from different Zambian societal spheres and sectors, as well as organizing monthly mentoring and exchange visits in the two target areas is meant to provide the women with further guidance and support.  Additionally, a mid-term event in collaboration with the team behind TEDxLusaka could include the participation of the women and girls. 

Area of focus of the project:

  • strengthening sociopolitical participation and active citizenship online 
  • fostering the demand for transparency and accountability 

 

G20 Flagship projects

Women going digital – Qualifications for women as a gateway into the digital sector

Title of the Project:

Women going digital – Qualifications for women as a gateway into the digital sector

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Brazil/Mozambique

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

01/2018 – 03/2022

Project website:

www.womengoingdigital.com.br

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

80,000 €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project

„Women going Digital“ is the principal objective of an online course developed by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce São Paulo in cooperation with local NGOs and the German tech-companies SAP, GFT and Siemens. The educational program fosters women, who aspire to be working in the digital sector. It provides an introduction into the digital world, conveying the relevant contents that are requested on the labour market, including (I) the basic module „Digital Thinkers“, as well as the (II) expert module „Digital Tools“. The qualification is offered parallel in Brazil and Mozambique.

The project is laid out for approximately 80 to 100 women. Most of the participants will be based in Brazil. However, course contents at both locations are the same: Module (I) transfers complementary and generic competencies, such as skills to process and constructively use information, including i.e. Blockchain, Cloud or Digital Marketing. Expert ICT-competencies, for example Java GFT or Business One are offered in the advanced module (II). New expert modules can easily be added, so the structure is flexible for new companies that want to take part in the project. External expert advisors are continuously accompanying the modules with intensive mentoring via chat or Skype as a measurement to reduce drop-out rates. It has been noticed, that less women drop out if their questions are being answered directly and competently during the training, therefore the organizers are planning on implementing this mentoring also in module (I). An online platform allows easy accessing, managing and updating of the course content as well as a space for peer reviews and discussion.

For the female target group, the online training may serve as an entry qualification into the IT-Sector and simultaneously can tackle the lack of expert workers in the IT sector in Brazil and Mozambique. To assist the women in the program in finding employment after successful completion of the training, the chamber is further planning a matchmaking event between employers and participants after module (I).

The project aims to enable women´s employability in the IT sector.

Area of Focus of the Project

  • Supporting young women to get their IT career started
  • Creating a pool of young female talent for the Brazilian and Mozambique tech sector

 

G20 Flagship projects

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Title of the Project:

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Nigeria

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018-2019

Project website:

dufuna.org

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

40,000 €

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp aims to empower women and help them start a successful career in the predominantly male tech sector. Based in Lagos and Ibadan, Code Camp is a three-month software engineering training for female university students and graduates. Designed as a self-study programme, participants are granted a monthly scholarship in order to cover internet access costs. Furthermore, participants are assigned a mentor with whom they meet bi-weekly to get advice and track their progress. So far, two thirds of the graduates were placed in an internship or were offered a junior manager position in one of the partner companies. A further expansion of the training activaties is contemplated. Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp was initiated in cooperation with local organizations and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. The training was funded within an activity of the ExperTS-Programme of GIZ.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Supporting young women to get their programming career started
  • Creating a pool of young female talent for the Nigerian tech sector

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

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

G20 Flagship projects

WeCode: Empowering Rwandan Women through job creation

Title of the Project:

WeCode: Empowering Rwandan Women through job creation

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Rwanda

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2019

Project website:

https://www.wecode.rw/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

In Rwanda, digitalization has the potential to create new, well-paid jobs in the country as well as good career opportunities in international companies in Rwanda and abroad. However, since the IT-sector is traditionally a masculine domain, so far mainly men have profited form this development.

With WeCode, a women-only programming and BPO (business process outsourcing) agency, GIZ’s Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme works to close this gender gap, promoting girls and women to enter the IT-sector. The first part of the programme is an 11-week-long boot camp, where all necessary coding skills and work readiness skills are taught. The best students will go into 15 weeks of advanced training to become either a mobile- & full-stack developer or a QA (quality assurance)- & data analyst expert. The best graduates of the advanced courses are offered a contract with WeCode’s own BPO academy, which is run by a Rwandan/North American Tech company. Through this partnership WeCode assures for all acquired BPO contracts an international quality level of 98%.

By the end of 2019, estimated 900 women will have completed the course and are ready to change the Rwandan IT landscape.