Leading Inclusive 4IR: Empowering Women in Afghanistan for the Future of Work through Digital Reskilling

3 May 2021, Geneva, Switzerland –UNITAR is launching its 6-week online training programme “Leading Inclusive 4IR: Empowering Women in Afghanistan for the Future of Work through Digital Reskilling” on 31 May 2021. UNITAR is currently accepting applications until 26 May 2021.

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.

Participants will learn skills to excel in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) while being empowered to take the lead. Conducted in English, the course will cover programming and coding skills, digital literacy, application development, cybersecurity and AI training, and combine it with gender leadership empowerment training. During the final week, there will be an online hackathon to test participant’s skills.

1st Round from 31 May 2021

The programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the UNITAR Strategic Framework Fund. It is open to all Afghan women; no prior skill is required – women of all backgrounds and ages are welcome to apply.

To apply, please follow the link:


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