CABEI signs agreement with Junior Achievement to train 7,500 socially and economically vulnerable women in the region
The multilateral, through its Social Support Foundation (FAS) approved US$500,000 for the implementation of the Digital Women’s Program.
San José, February 28th, 2023 - In order toimprove the skills and opportunities in the digital economy of 7,500 socially and economically vulnerable women in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) signed a non-reimbursable financial cooperation agreement for US$500,000 with the non-governmental organization Junior Achievement Americas, as a regional affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, to co-finance the implementation of the Digital Women's Program (She's Digital).
This agreement seeks to develop the digital skills of women between 17 and 30 years of age through certification in digital skills, web development, and cybersecurity, as well as learning socioemotional, labor, and financial planning skills so that they can better integrate into the labor market and have the opportunity to access more and better paid jobs or can also create their own businesses in the digital economy.
"At CABEI, we are firmly committed to improving the well-being and quality of life of Central American women by connecting them to education, the digital economy and access to better opportunities. Training and preparation are key for them to aspire to better jobs or create their own enterprises, and these can only be achieved through initiatives that generate equal opportunities and economic and social conditions," explained CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi.
He added: "We are seeking to reduce the unemployment gap among women in the countries of the region, especially in areas related to the digital economy, so granting non-reimbursable resources from the Social Support Foundation with resources, using this strategic alliance, is a way to maximize resources in order to improve the quality of life of women in the beneficiary countries of the program".
As part of this program, local companies, chambers of commerce and other partners will also be supporting the generation of employment opportunities for these women, including the private sector, since CABEI is part of a consortium formed by the private sector (Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Delta Airlines, Manpower/Experis) and IDLab.