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

Promoting women in the framework of the project "Promotion of Economy and Employment"

Title of the Project:

Promoting women in the framework of the project "Promotion of Economy and Employment"

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Rwanda

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2019

Project website:

www.giz.de/en/downloads/Factsheet_Eco_28032017.pdf

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:

The project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), embodies an integrated approach of technical and vocational education and training, labour market interventions and private sector development. ICT is one of the supported sectors. The economic empowerment of women and people with disabilities are a crosscutting effort in all activities of the programme.
The programme operates under the guidance of a steering committee that is responsible for strategic decisions and approves the programme’s operations. It consists of key partners: The Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs, the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, the Ministry of Education, the Workforce Development Authority, the Private Sector Federation, the Rwanda Development Board, the National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, the National Capacity Building Secretariat and the Rwanda Women Chamber of Entrepreneurs.
Activities are developed in core groups per economic sector. Part of the core groups are public, private, and civil society institutions. Within the groups, the sector’s value chains are analysed and needs for action identified. These are then targeted by the project’s activities.

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)
  • 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

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

diglT

Title of the Project:

diglT

Country:

Australia

Geographical presence:

Rotates across capital cities in Australia

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016-2020

Project website:

www.amt.edu.au/information/for-students/digit/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

$1.0 million AUD

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

digIT is an invitational programme. Students are invited based on their performance in the Australian Mathematics Competition and
the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition, or by recommendation from their teacher. The programme is targeted
towards students under−represented in ICT or STEM subjects in years 8 and 9, such as those who are female, disadvantaged,
rural/remote, and/or indigenous.
The residential camps enable the students to explore all aspects of ICT through guest lectures, interactive sessions, practicals and
field trips. The camps occur in the January and July school holidays and mark the start and end of the programme.
The mentoring programme sees each student matched with a mentor recruited from a variety of ICT backgrounds. Together they
construct personal goals for the student. This might include discussing study options and career pathways, undertaking further
extension work with support from their mentor, developing ideas based on learnings from the camp, or working on a project.

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 conseling)