The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to people around the world, especially in the areas of public health and threatened millions of jobs and livelihood opportunities with huge socio-economic implications. The pandemic is likely to reverse much of the progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including in the Horn of Africa and further exacerbate youth unemployment, poverty, social inequality, and climate change.
Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship have a promising future to address issues related to socio-economic development and to build back better. By providing women with knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, they can have an opportunity to participate and engage more meaningfully in society through developing their own initiatives and businesses (social or commercial) that are self-designed and self-led, and contribute positively to their own society.
The training programme targets eighty (80) women from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, and guides them in developing successful entrepreneurial initiatives and solutions that will harness digital technologies to address social and economic challenges in their respective countries.
The programme is being conducted with the financial support of the Government and the People of Japan.
Participants will be selected through an open call for applications based on specific criteria including:
By the end of this training, following the completion of webinars, along with e-courses, participants should be able to:
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations, serving close to 55,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 500 training and research activities around the world.
The Mission of UNITAR is to develop capacities to enhance global decision-making and to support country level action for shaping a better future. The Institute covers topics in the broad areas of Peace (promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies), People and social inclusion (promote people’s well-being and support equitable representation of countries in global decision-making fora), Planet, environmental protection and restoration, and climate change (Support the conservation, restoration and safeguarding of our planet for present and future generations), Prosperity through sustainable economic growth (Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth), and Cross-fertilizing knowledge (Optimizing the use of technology and supporting coherence for the 2030 Agenda).
Centred around the beneficiaries it serves, UNITAR’s work targets two key sets of stakeholders: The delegates to the UN and others who develop intergovernmental agreements establishing global norms, policies, and programmes, and the key national change agents who turn the global agreements into action.