The African Union CIEFFA and ImpactHER are co-hosting the public phase of the Online Capacity Building Training starting from August 2023 under the theme “#AfricaEducatesHer – Digital Skills for All: Bridging the Gender Gap in STEAM, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship”. The training is targeted at women and men from 55 African Union Member States and the Diaspora who are interested in developing their skills in STEAM, digital literacy, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, as well as women teachers who want to enhance their capacity to teach digital literacy and STEAM subjects.
The African Union CIEFFA and ImpactHER have come together to organize an online capacity building training on skills’ development and access to STEAM through gender responsive-education upscaling. This training seeks to address the challenges facing young women and men in Africa, particularly in the areas of STEAM, digital literacy, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. It also seeks to enhance the capacity of women teachers to teach digital literacy and STEAM subjects effectively.
The African Union’s International Center for Girls and Women’s Education in Africa (African Union CIEFFA) is a specialized institution of the African Union working under the African Union Commission Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI) and established for the promotion and advocacy of gender equality in education on the continent.
ImpactHER is an award-winning not-for-profit organization working to empower African female entrepreneurs by bridging the gender business financing gap so as to help them realize their full economic potential.
The pilot phase of the Training was run in May/June 2023 with 106 African Union CIEFFA Alumni of the Youth Programs representing 54 African Union Member States and the Diaspora.