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

Supporting the implementation of the national vocational training strategy

Title of the Project:

Supporting the implementation of the national vocational training strategy

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Morocco

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2020-2021

Project website:

https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/76858.html

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 overarching objective of the project is to improve digital skills of women as part of cooperative vocational training in selected sectors. The additional skills will provide young women with access to cooperative training courses in selected sectors through innovative career guidance formats, thus bringing a gender perspective to vocational training in Morocco. In addition, strengthening the digital and soft skills of  girls as part of their vocational training should increase their employability.

The project aims to achieve three main outcomes:  

1.) Implement innovative Professional orientation formats with the private sector to encourage secondary school girls to choose a career in IT while deconstructing gender stereotypes surrounding this male-dominated sector and developing their digital literacy

2.) Improve the employability of young women enrolled in vocational schools through the design and implementation of transversal modules in ICT and Soft Skills using innovative digital solutions with a blended approach

3.) Build innovative partnerships with the private sector, secondary schools, vocational schools and public institutions.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Focusing on rural and peri-urban areas that are close to tech companies
  • Providing professional orientation for 13 to 16-year-old girls
  • Further qualifying for girls between the age of 18 and 25 who are already in TVET training to improve their future employment possibilities
  • Deconstructing gender-based stereotypes
  • Improving young girls and women computer literacy and digital skills

 

By the end of the project, estimated 1.500 girls will have improved their basic digital and soft skills.