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)

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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)

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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)

G20 Flagship projects

Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS)

Title of the Project:

Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS)

Country:

Japan

Geographical presence:

In Japan and G7 countries

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016

Project website:

www.mofa.go.jp/fp/hr_ha/page25e_000105.html

Geographical impact of project:

global

Funds available for the project:

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

Promoting the active role of women in STEM fields contributes to achieving economic growth as well as diminishing gender disparity in economic status. In this light, G7 leaders launched Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS) at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit to enhance global movement of promoting the active role of women in STEM fields by offering the positive vision of women’s STEM careers and fostering an enabling environment for promoting such careers in the G7 countries and around the world. To proactively realise the leaders’ commitment to WINDS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan appointed 3 women as Japan’s WINDS ambassadors. WINDS ambassadors attend various conferences and events to promote women’s advancement in STEM fields.

Area of focus of the project:

  • 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

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

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Increased job opportunities for Palestinian youth

Title of the Project:

Increased job opportunities for Palestinian youth

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

East Jerusalem and Westbank

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2015 - 2019

Project website:

www.giz.de/en/worldwide/33363.html

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

6,75 Mio Euro

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, dual study courses are being introduced in the region for the first time, linking institutions of higher education and commercial enterprises as places of learning. This means that young people undertake training with a local business while simultaneously obtaining a qualification in higher education. At Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, a faculty is being established for dual study programmes which will initially cover three disciplines: electrical engineering, business administration and information technology. Both the theoretical and practical phases are being developed and implemented in collaboration with companies on the basis of needs and skills. The programme relies on close cooperation between Al-Quds University and the Palestinian private sector. The dual curricula for the courses in electrical engineering and information technology have been developed from scratch with support from international experts and in cooperation with the commercial enterprises. 25 Palestinian partner companies from the local business sector on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem have so far committed themselves to taking part in the launch of the new dual study courses. For the first academic year, 2015, a total of 44 company placements have been made available to students. 132 students are currently enrolled in the Dual Studies Programme, and 55 of them are women (41%).

Impact of the project:

Until 2020, 300 students are estimated to complete the dual study programme, one quarter of them are supposed to be be women.

Area of focus of the project:

  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

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, new phase planned until 2019

Project website:

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

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

5,3 Mio Euro

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:

2,000,000 €

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