UNITAR reskills/upskills women and youth in conflict and post-conflict countries on digital technologies, to address the digital divide and gender and education gaps. Through our programmes, women and youth are equipped with the technical and leadership skills to engage with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), get or create jobs, and contribute to an inclusive, sustainable society.
We engage with leading universities, tech companies, and experts from around the world to bring our learners the most cutting-edge training and expertise.
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.
The programme was piloted in 2020 with 32 women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Iraq. The participants showed a 59% increase in their level of confidence in running a gender-sensitive start-up business using artificial intelligence. All intended to use their new knowledge and skills to empower other women and mobilize youth, create job opportunities, and address their society’s problems.
The world is rapidly changing around us, and technology is pushing the frontiers of what can be done in all spheres of life. Frontier technologies herald great hopes for humanity, with the possibility to address the challenges for people, prosperity, and the planet.
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.
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.