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:

http://dufuna.org

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

40.000 Euro

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

eSkills4Girls/ Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED)

Title of the Project:

eSkills4Girls/ Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED)

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Ghana

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018

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

In Ghana, a formidable gender gap in internet access, digital skills and online rights exists. Women’s Rights Online research shows that less than 20% of Ghanaian women have access to the internet and are thus less likely to use the internet for economic and political empowerment. Women face many barriers – including high costs, lack of know-how, and a scarcity of relevant content – as well as social and legal obstacles to speak freely and privately online.

eSkills4Girls’ main objectives are to promote access for Ghanaian girls and women to digital professions through ICT-related trainings, to improve the image of ICT occupations among that target group, and to foster ICT-related business development.

Main areas of activities include the following:

  • Development of formal, competency-based ICT-related training courses especially for girls and young women;
  • Capacity development of six TVET training providers (one school in each project Region) to prepare for the implementation of the developed ICT courses;
  • Implementation of non-formal ICT training courses in cooperation with local non- governmental organizations to enhance IT literacy particularly among girls and young women;
  • Implementation of awareness and image campaigns;
  • Promote employment opportunities through entrepreneurship trainings, start-up incubation, mentoring programmes and/or ideas competitions.

 

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

Palestine Startup Support Program (PASS)

Title of the Project:

Palestine Startup Support Program (PASS)

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian Territories

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2015 - 2019

Project website:

www.ggateway.tech/

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

7 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

The project is aimed at supporting sustainable economic growth by supporting Palestinian start-up ecosystems. This project promotes non-regular coding education, establishment of ICT social enterprises, and start-up support programmes through the creation of joint funds. For the successful implementation of this project, KOICA is working closely with Korean start-up support organizations, Palestinian local companies such as Paltel, and international organizations such as UNRWA. Although this programme does not only consider women as beneficiaries, it is expected to provide new opportunities for women in the project area through ICT education and start-up support.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)

G20 Flagship projects

Promote Better Quality TVET and Employment Through Upgraded Technical Tranining Centers

Title of the Project:

Promote Better Quality TVET and Employment Through Upgraded Technical Tranining Centers

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Dhaka, Sylhet, Khulna / Bangladesh

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018 - 2022

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

8,5 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

First, the project will improve the quality of training programmes based on the national technical and vocational qualification framework (NTVQF):
– Development of competence-based learning materials
– Support of regional teacher training centers
– Conduct of master trainer training (trainers of trainers)
– Support of local teacher training programme (trades, pedagogy, ICT)
Second, the project will improve the labor market relevance of the training programme:
– Support industry cooperation (Bangladesh-German Technical Training Center in Dhaka)
– Support entrepreneurship programme (Bangladesh-German Technical Training Center in Dhaka, Sylhet Technical Training Center, Kuhlna Technical Training Center)
– Support job placement service

Third, the project will promote girls’ education in three Technical Training Centers;
– Provision of friendly facilities for women
– Promotion of ‘e-skills for girls’ (promote G-20 Agenda and Better Life for Girls Initiative)

Impact of the project:

4,374 students (563 girls included), 143 teachers of Technical Training Centers (male and female included)

Area of focus of the project:

  • 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

G20 Flagship projects

The Primary School Environment and Capacity Building Project

Title of the Project:

The Primary School Environment and Capacity Building Project

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Nairobi, Kenya

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2019

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

425 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

To provide primary education with better quality in target areas, the project promotes 1) construction of ICT innovation centers in two primary schools in Nairobi, 2) improvements of the project sites’ environments, 3) dispatching of Korean experts to Kenya in the fields of teaching and learning , ICT innovation, installation of ICT equipment and construction to conduct technical consultations on empowering teachers and enhancing the quality of education, 4) training Kenyan teachers in Kenya, and 5) the provision of ICT equipment.

Impact of the project:

1,564 primary students in total (765 girls included), 420 primary schools teachers (male and female included)

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

Capacity Building of Female Professionals in Ghana Electronics (KOICA-GIZ-SAMSUNG PPP Project)

Title of the Project:

Capacity Building of Female Professionals in Ghana Electronics (KOICA-GIZ-SAMSUNG PPP Project)

Country:

Korea

Geographical presence:

Alajo (AGVI), Ashaiman (Don Bosco), Gbawe (PVTI) in Greater Accra / Ghana

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2017

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

1,3 Mio $

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

In close coordination with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Samsung Electronics, this KOICA project promotes vocational training for women in electronic industries. It includes establishing practice-oriented training centers such as the Accra Girls Vocational Institute (AVGI), the Pentecost Vocational Training Center (PVTI), and the Don Bosco Youth Network (DBYN). The project also promotes electronic appliance job training programmes. The curriculum for the vocational training programme is developed based on the market demand in the region. The local partners of the project are the Ministry of Education, the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and the Ghana Education Service. This project won the third prize for the GIZ Gender Prize in 2016.

Impact of the project:

The project aims at fostering 100 female graduates annually and improving the female ratio of the graduates among electronic technical programmes from 4% in 2012 to 30% in 2017.

Area of focus of the project:

  • non-formal training opportunities for women and girls in ICT (coding schools)
  • scholarships
  • increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the ICT sector

G20 Flagship projects

Varanasi ICT Based Integrated Development Program for Women Empowerment in Lallapura Craft Cluster of Varanasi

Title of the Project:

Varanasi ICT Based Integrated Development Program for Women Empowerment in Lallapura Craft Cluster of Varanasi

Country:

India

Geographical presence:

Lallapura Craft Cluster, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2014 - 2016, Scaled up to Phase-II

Project website:

Geographical impact of project:

regional

Funds available for the project:

Supported under IT for Masses Scheme of Ministry of Electronics & IT, GoI

Implementation level:

domestic

Description of the project:

India has a rich heritage of craft design and craft products. It comprises embroidery, zari, zardozi, metalwork, woodcraft, stonework and toy design. But many of the traditional crafts are vanishing due to less income, time-consuming manual processes, and non-reusability of designs created on paper. To overcome some of the above issues, optimized and easy to use ICT experiences are required in the increasing digital economy. The by-product of doing the above is conserving and enhancing the rich Indian heritage. Media Lab Asia along with its partner IIT Kanpur developed an ICT-based tool called Chic™ (CAD Tool for Craft) to help the artisans with 2D design making, i.e. embroidery (chikankari, zari, zardozi, etc.). Chic™ CAD has been deployed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi states of India.

Impact of the project:

– 1003 women/girls trained on embroidery design using Chic™ (CAD Tool for Craft)
– 1000 women/girls trained on in basic computer skills
– 833 women/girls developed health awareness on basic health issues, such as sanitation, health and hygiene, Anaemia, Malaria, Chickenpox, waterborne diseases, Khasijukaam, Tetanus, Roundworm
– 27 sensitization programmes attended by more than 1545 beneficiaries

Area of focus of the project:

  • access and affordability of ICT to women and girls
  • Enabling women’s entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education, financing schemes, incubators)