UNITAR reskills/upskills women and youth in digital technologies in conflict and post-conflict countries to address the digital divide and gender and education gaps. Women and youth are equipped with new skill sets to engage with the 4IR, get or create jobs, and contribute to an inclusive, sustainable society. Our innovative approach combines in-depth technical skills development with women’s empowerment and
In 2021, nearly 2,200 women and young people in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Iraq, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal learned about digital technologies and how to use them to address critical needs in their communities.
This is built on a 2020 pilot programme, in which 32 women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Iraq developed their gender leadership, entrepreneurial and digital skills for their socially oriented start-ups. The participants of the pilot showed a 59% increase in their level of confidence in running a gender-sensitive start-up business using artificial intelligence. All indicated their intent to use their new knowledge and skills to empower other women and mobilize youth, create job opportunities, and address their society’s problems.
We excel in finding innovative learning solutions to transfer knowledge, develop skills, and transform attitudes that are needed to solve the challenges of our complex world.
The world is rapidly changing around us, and technology is pushing the frontiers of what can be done in all sectors and spheres of life. Frontier technologies herald great hopes for humanity, with the possibility to address the challenges for people, prosperity, and the planet.
We engage with leading universities, tech companies, and experts from around the world to ensure that the training and expertise are cutting edge.
Build and Customize Your Training
Tailor your frontier technology-focused programme! We can develop and deliver training covering various areas such as:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Satellite Imagery
We can also create programmes that cover multiple thematic areas, such as leadership, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.
Digital Upskilling and Reskilling
Open to all Afghan women, the programme aims to create opportunities for participants to address growing wage gaps, the digital divide, and new challenges in the post-COVID-19 work environment. By the end of the programme, participants will be able to transform their entrepreneurial ideas into digital products to empower others and effectively address gender-specific needs and critical issues in their communities.
The training will be locally contextualized and delivered fully online. Trainees will be able to learn at their own pace, working on self-directed projects while engaging with thematic and regional experts, mentors and peers online.
Empowering women in Iraq through digital reskilling towards better employment opportunities. The training covers topics on 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), economic empowerment, innovation, gender inclusion and Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) sought to empower people in the Sahel to take advantage of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and address the pandemic-exacerbated challenges in their communities.
Open to women and youth from Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal), the programme sought to empower motivated professionals, students, and entrepreneurs, especially women and youth from the more marginalized communities, and to digitally upskill or reskill them. With key relevant knowledge and skills, they would be able to win stronger economic prosperity for their families and communities.
News and Stories
UNITAR Division for Prosperity and Columbia Business School Executive Education (New York, USA) will launch a new partnership on digital health and technologies. The two institutions have recently signed an agreement for cooperation including running a training course UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship with Digital Health in Africa and the Middle East
The course will train learners on key trends in social entrepreneurship that use digital technologies for health, as well as challenges and opportunities in the field. Participants from the regions will learn about the role of technology – including artificial intelligence and analytics – in health care, and gain cutting-edge knowledge to bring positive change to their societies.
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.