- Women and youth in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are invited to apply for the UNITAR programme Developing Green Livelihoods for Women and Youth in Africa: Strengthening Food Security, Supporting Climate-Resilient Economies.
- The training programme aims to build the participants’ entrepreneurial and digital skills so they can develop climate-resilient businesses and create inclusive, environmentally responsible and viable employment and livelihood opportunities that contribute to climate mitigation.
- The programme will run from September 2023 to February 2024 and have online and in-person elements.
- The deadline for application is on 4 September 2023.
3 August 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – Women and youth in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are invited to apply to the UNITAR programme Developing Green Livelihoods for Women and Youth in Africa: Strengthening Food Security, Supporting Climate-Resilient Economies. Over six months, participants will learn entrepreneurial and digital skills so they can develop climate-resilient businesses and create inclusive, environmentally responsible and viable employment and livelihood opportunities. The deadline for applications is 4 September 2023.
The programme is divided into three phases:
- Phase I – Online Training (September to December 2023): Participants will complete self-paced e-modules on a digital learning platform, join webinars and receive online coaching and mentoring support.
- Phase II – Self-led Projects and Virtual Boot Camp (December 2023 to January 2024): Participants selected from Phase I will apply their skills and knowledge to self-led projects that address a development challenge or livelihood opportunity and join virtual boot camps.
- Phase III – Sustainability and Community Leadership Training (February 2024): Participants who reach phase III will receive additional training on community-building and leadership skills and create a strong network of trainers for future cohorts.
Who is eligible
The programme will prioritize participants from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In particular, we are looking for women and youth who:
- are keen to learn by doing, with a passion for development and information technologies
- are between the ages of 18 and 35; however, women of all ages are encouraged to apply, as we value their unique experiences and skills
- have good oral and written English communication skills
- are computer literate and have access to a laptop and internet
- understand the primary climate change at your country's level
- want to acquire business tools to build a green business
- are passionate to succeed and make a positive impact on their communities
- are committed to completing the programme
- can provide a recommendation letter from an individual with verifiable credentials
- are (preferably) university graduates
The modules will cover:
- Climate change – adaptation and mitigation fundamentals
- Gender Equality and women’s Empowerment
- Nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset, finding a problem worth solving
- Building scalable and sustainable climate-resilient livelihood
- Financial literacy, climate finance
- Analytical thinking, creativity and innovation
- Incorporating environmental and social behaviour change in small and medium enterprises
- Ideating climate-resilient agribusiness opportunities
- Training of trainers
- Training for coaches
- Leadership and ecosystem building
A certificate of completion will be issued by UNITAR to all participants who complete the course-related assignments and assessments.
The programme is offered free, thanks to the generous support of the Government and People of Japan.
See more details about the course and apply. The deadline is 4 September 2023.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2021, UNITAR trained 370,139 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York and Bonn and networks around the world.
The Division for Prosperity is based in the Hiroshima Office and Geneva. We seek to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world through world-class learning and knowledge-sharing services on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. We empower individuals from least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict, and small-island developing states – especially women and young people – to bring about positive change.