UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

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ICT-Equipment for Young Volunteers connecting Rural Youth and Women Micro-Entrepreneurs to Markets in Darfur and Eastern Sudan

  • Overview

    UNDP and UNV Sudan are interested in in-kind or cash sponsoring of one or more of the following ICT-equipment and connectivity items for up to 600 Young Sudanese Volunteers (year 1):

    - 600 laptops / netbooks with Arabic keyboard (by international company)
    - 600 protection covers for laptops / netbooks (sand, humidity) (by international company)
    - 600 solar chargers and car charger connections to power the laptops / netbooks (by international company)
    - 600 mobile phones (basic version) (by international or local company)
    - 600 USB internet connection sticks & free internet connection at least for one
    year (only providers operating in Sudan)
    - potentially: connectivity (local networks) between clients
    - free remote maintenance / service
    - online coaching of the volunteers and microentrepreneurs on business and IT-issues

    Background and Rationale of the Projects:

    UNDP and UNV are preparing two joint projects in Sudan:
    - Darfur: “Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur – Scaling up innovative approaches for youth employment and environmental sustainability” and
    - East Sudan: “Rural Youth and Women Micro-enterprise Development in East Sudan”

    These projects have been designed to provide a nationally owned, large-scale, intensive and cost-effective approach to fill the enormous business and financial skills capacity gap among youth and women entrepreneurs in the conflict-affected rural areas of Darfur and Eastern Sudan, while at the same time improving the employability of university graduates. In addition to facilitating access to markets, larger companies and microfinance, young graduate volunteers can assist in fostering local entrepreneurship among rural youth, women and other vulnerable community members via entrepreneurship skills training, IT-training, business idea competitions, natural resource management and green businesses.

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Regions / countries / territories

    Sudan

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 5; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Technology; Telecommunications

    Timing

    The collaboration is expected for at least one year (pilot phase), with potential for extension depending upon project success and continued interest.