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

Preparing Haitian Youth for Digital Jobs

Title of the Project:

Preparing Haitian Youth for Digital Jobs

Country:

Canada

Geographical presence:

Haiti

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2016 - 2019

Project website:

www.ayitic.net/en/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-zu8ZOEl7Y&feature=youtu.be

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1,147,000 $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Haiti is currently the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% living in abject poverty. Unemployment, at 40%, is the highest in the region, and the 2010 earthquake further inflicted $7.8 billion in damage, causing the country’s gross domestic product to contract. New job opportunities in the digital economy could contribute to new livelihoods, particularly for a large youth demographic in Haiti. Online work potentially expands women’s access to the workplace. For instance, in 2013, women comprised only 25% of the offline global, non-agricultural workforce, but online work platforms, such as Elance, included women as 44% of the workforce.
Haiti will need to overcome important challenges if it is to seize digital opportunities, and this project will engage local and regional stakeholders to address digital labour regulation, especially for online outsourcing, skills building, and enhancing digital infrastructure. This project will contribute to building a sustainable cohort of graduates with the required competencies to meet Haiti’s future technical needs for connectivity infrastructure, with a particular focus on women and girls. The project will focus on developing, piloting, and scaling locally adapted training courses for digital skills and data-driven entrepreneurship. In its first phase, it will seek to train at least 500 students in face-to-face initiatives, and may scale the online course offerings to 10,000 freelance professional women around the world.

Impact of the project:

– At least 500 students (women aged 18 to 25) trained in digital skills and data-driven entrepreneurship and at least 150 IT professionals trained in advanced Internet development and management issues,
– 10 IT professionals trained to teach digital education for women,
– 25 online courses piloted.

Area of focus of the project:

  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)
  • 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

Improving Prospects for Digitally Enabled Livelihoods Among Marginalized Communities in Egypt

Title of the Project:

Improving Prospects for Digitally Enabled Livelihoods Among Marginalized Communities in Egypt

Country:

Canada

Geographical presence:

Egypt

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2017-2019

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1,500,000 $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Egypt’s limited economic growth and high rates of unemployment are eroding its social fabric and undermining the potential for economic development. The protracted job crisis affects women and youth disproportionately, threatening both current and future generations, especially in Upper Egypt. Yet, a growing digital economy, combined with government efforts to stimulate job creation and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Upper Egypt present opportunities to overcome this development challenge. An increasingly digital Egyptian economy could offer two promising opportunities for young marginalised Egyptians: building startups that leverage digital products – sometimes referred to as the ”app economy” – and seizing employment opportunities offered by global online outsourcing platforms.
This project aims to better understand the enabling conditions for Egyptian youth and women in marginalised communities to improve their livelihoods in the digital economy and will directly address skills and organisational practice deficits in this sector. It focuses on individuals and organisations as change agents enabling women and youth to harness the opportunities offered by new digital tools. Additionally, the project seeks to improve the capacity of government agencies, NGOs, and technology incubators to foster digital entrepreneurship and employment. Finally, the findings and recommendations from the project will seek to influence policy and practices related to improving digital entrepreneurship and employment in the Arab world.

Impact of the project:

-At least 500 youth, including 70% women, trained in digital and business skills
-At least two government agencies (at national and local levels) and two NGOs adopt better practices and policies to better support digital entrepreneurship
-Piloting and testing a curriculum to be scaled to the region

Area of focus of the project:

  • ICT in formal education (teacher education, learning materials)
  • 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