Digital Jobs

RIDING THE DIGITAL WAVE WITH A FOCUS ON
EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Digital technology is transforming economies and societies in profound ways. The proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is creating created new opportunities for young people around the world to engage in digital work.

What are Digital Jobs?

Digital jobs are not only limited to work within the IT industry (e.g. software development, hardware design, networking), but also includes work where ICTs enable workers to find paid work online (e.g. data entry, image categorization, graphic design, office assistance) as well as traditional jobs which have been increasingly enhanced by ICTs (including e-commerce platforms and on-demand services).

Developing countries – especially those facing a youth bulge – must take advantage of the opportunities of digital jobs, while also preparing for the coming effects of technological change. Societies must also take steps to address the gender digital divide, which limits the ability of girls and young women to participate in the digital economy.

But how?

S4YE’s 2018 flagship report, Digital Jobs for Youth: Young Women in the Digital Economy, provides policy recommendations for the design and implementation of digital jobs programs for youth that are inclusive of young women. The report extracts insights from 19 case studies based on past and ongoing employment programs that connect youth – especially young women – with digital job opportunities.

Digital Jobs Case Studies

Please click on the case studies below to learn more about the 19 programs and initiatives showcased in the Digital Jobs report. These case studies are based on past and ongoing employment programs that connect youth – especially young women – with digital job opportunities.

 

#eSkills4Girls

African Centre for Women in Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT)

Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP)

CloudFactory

Compete – Young Professionals Program

Digital Divide Data (DDD)

Digital Jobs for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

Empowering Women through E-Governance

EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative

Friends of the British Council

Girls Who Code

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Laboratoria

Maharishi Institute

Saksham

Samasource

Training for the Future

Women in Online Work (WoW) Pilot

The Youth Banner

 

 

 

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