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Training on Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development: Unlocking Women's Entrepreneurship through Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Afghanistan and Iraq

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This is the Online Nomination Form for the 3-months intensive and expert-mentored online course on Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development: Unlocking Women's Entrepreneurship through Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Afghanistan and Iraq​

The Programme offers an exceptional opportunity to learn how to harness frontier technologies especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) through entrepreneurship. Course content from leading global universities and institutions has been carefully curated and contextualized by experienced international experts with real-world exposure to business start-ups. It is an exceptional online learning experience where participants, mentors and experts are effectively engaged and challenged to learn, innovate, collaborate, and develop individual peer-reviewed business plans that bridges new concepts and ideas to real-world applications and development challenges.

Taking place between January 15 to April 15, 2020, the programme invites the participation of 30 women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Iraq to participate.

Nomination Deadline: 30 November 2019. Open for women only.

Before proceeding, please ensure you have the following documents ready for uploading:

-- Letter of Nomination (pdf)
-- Facial, colour photo (jpg)
-- Passport Copy (pdf/jpg)
-- CV (pdf)
-- Motivation Letter (pdf) - outlining what motivates you to participate in this Programme and giving clear examples of how you plan to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) or frontier technologies in addressing development challenges in your country through entrepreneurship. Describe also the problem you are trying to address and the innovation, technology, and knowledge-based solution you plan to undertake.

This activity is supported with funding allocated from the Swedish International Development Agency’s (Sida) contribution to the UNITAR Strategic Framework Fund. UNITAR is grateful to Sida and other contributors for supporting the SFF. The SFF was established by the UNITAR Board of Trustees in 2018 to support projects and activities that respond to needs of developing countries and in particular the least developed countries, African countries, the small island developing States and countries in and emerging from conflict, in order to strengthen capacities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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- Passport must be valid for at least one year from date of application
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Your motivation letter to participate in this Programme must give clear examples of how you plan to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) or frontier technologies in addressing development challenges in your country through entrepreneurship. Describe the problem you are trying to address and the innovation, technology, and knowledge-based solution you plan to undertake.
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Passport Information
Please complete the following fields exactly as it is written in your passport.
Please double check your entries, as any errors may lead to issues when issuing visas.
Date of birth *
E.g., 07/12/2019
Issue date *
E.g., 07/12/2019
Expiry date *
E.g., 07/12/2019
Your Details
Please double check your spelling
e.g. if your name is Bobby Smith-Peterson, you might prefer people to call you "Bob", so we'll put that on your nametag.
We will contact you via e-mail, so please make sure to check that this is correct.
Your job title
country code + area code + number
Your cell phone/mobile phone number - country code + mobile number
Short Answer Questions
Please draft your responses in Microsoft Word (or similar) and copy and paste your answers into the relevant box.
In no more than 10 lines, using full sentences, please include the following information about yourself:
  • Formal education
  • Current affiliation
  • Relevant qualifications and experiences in terms of commercial/technical background, management, and knowledge of AI and entrepreneurship.
  • Relevant experiences you may have in terms of involvement in starting or running a business, or project management.
  • Agreement
    In submitting this application form, I certify that all parts of the above application form are true and verifiable. If I am selected to participate in this UNITAR Training Programme, I commit to attending the training programme, keeping in regular communication with UNITAR staff, dedicating the appropriate amount of time and attention, and completing any assignments given. I hereby give my full consent for the unlimited and unrestricted right to use my image, voice in all forms including photographs, films, audio, video or other recordings for the purpose of archiving, promotion, education or training related with the organization. I understand that I will act as a representative of my government. I will behave in accordance with the law, rules, and financial regulations of UNITAR and Japan.