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13 May 2022
13 May 2022, Hiroshima, Japan - Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor has joined the advisory board of the UNITAR Division for Prosperity, bringing her expertise in education and training, especially within the African continent.
3 May 2022
3 May 2022, Hiroshima, Japan — 65 participants joined the UNITAR online conference “Empower the Youth: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Iraq.” In commemoration of UNITAR’s training in Iraq for the past six years, the conference aimed to identify the most pressing problems among Iraqi youth entrepreneurs and consolidate potential solutions to encourage accessibility and growth. The conference was conducted in partnership with GREEN CHARTER Foundation for Water and Environmental Consulting, KAPTA Business Hub, SANAD for Economic Development, and The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurs.
UNITAR Presents: Closing the Digital Divide: Strengthening Digital Literacy and Infrastructure in the Sahel Region, Iraq and Afghanistan
3 May 2022
3 May 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic disparities around the world. It especially highlighted the widening digital divide within societies and between industrialized and developing economies. With 96 per cent of the 2.9 billion people without Internet access living in developing countries, closing this divide requires more attention than ever before.
UNITAR and FAO to jointly deliver an online course on "Trade, Food Security and Nutrition" for Eastern and Southern Africa
20 April 2022
20 April 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently signed an agreement to deliver a joint online course on Trade, Food Security and Nutrition for officials from Eastern and Southern Africa. This is an updated version of the same course delivered in 2019 which generated a great interest across the region.
12 April 2022
12 April 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity invites women in Afghanistan to apply to the Leading Inclusive 4IR: Empowering Women in Afghanistan for the Future of Work through Digital Reskilling programme. The application deadline is 20 April 2022.
6 April 2022
6 April 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Division for Prosperity, with Sunlight (a home-care brand under Unilever Kenya Limited) and Absa Bank Kenya, invite women in Kenya interested in entrepreneurship to apply to the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa programme. The application deadline is 15 April 2022.
31 March 2022
31 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR has launched the second phase of its Gender Empowerment Now! Project in Jordan and Lebanon. The project seeks to build the capacity of public institutions to mainstream gender equality. This second phase started from 5 April 2022.
UNITAR and Columbia Business School Executive Education to Train Social Entrepreneurs in Digital Health
28 March 2022
28 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – 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 signed an agreement [on 28 February 2022] to pilot the training course UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship with Digital Health in Africa and the Middle East. The collaboration seeks to spark innovation using Columbia Business School’s world-class knowledge.
22 March 2022
22 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity is hosting an online conference "Empower the Youth: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Iraq" in partnership with The Station and KAPITA. The 2-hour session will cover entrepreneurship trends through technology and innovation to promote and support an inclusive entrepreneurship especially for migrants, women, and the youth, regardless of one’s social and economic background.
First “hybrid” training since the COVID-19 pandemic: UNITAR Division for Prosperity fosters entrepreneurs in Iraq
18 March 2022
18 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity held a two-day workshop in Baghdad, Iraq, last week, as part of its COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme: Mobilising Resilient Entrepreneurs to address food insecurity, public health, and unemployment – for youth in Iraq. This is the first time UNITAR's Division for Prosperity held an in-person workshop since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and marks the start of a new “hybrid” training model. Nineteen entrepreneurs attended the Baghdad workshop from various regions of Iraq. They were the top performers selected from among 181 learners who have developed their business ideas since the beginning of the programme in August 2021. The 19 entrepreneurs joined a hackathon, and pitched their ideas to their mentors and peers. The participants are further shaping their innovative projects up to the end of March 2022.