What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
BIID already partnered with Intel for offering Intel Easy Steps program in Bangladesh and trained 25 Master trainers jointly with Intel. Also we enrolled 10 (Ten) local training centres to offer the training facility and implementing the GIGG project under a franchisee network agreement. A target set for the project and which is reaching 100,000 by 2013, out of them 10,000 will be girls. The course curriculum, partnership strategy, promotional plan & tools developed and mentoring guidelines are already in place to start the project by September 2012. A business model has also been framed to ensure sustainability of the initiative. BIID also designed an incentive package and planned to build a team of 100 Ambassadors under GIGG to spread the project all over Bangladesh.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The GIGG project will have multi facet impact in next 1-3 years including development of a skilled pool of 100,000 members with proper knowledge and understanding on ICT & its potential. At least, 10,000 girls will be trained and it is expected to engage 10% of this group will become entrepreneur and rest will get employment opportunity to improve their livelihood. Partners from different sectors like financial institutes, MNCs, Telecom operators and Government will be on board within this stipulated timeline. A social awareness through demonstration of quality training will be another big impact on society through GIGG.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Availability of qualified trainer will be the no. one challenge at the initial stage. BIID also foresee the challenge from the local service providers of GIGG project to understand the long term value of the initiative. There are some issues in the Business Model to function as inclusive business since there are not many social capitalists or resources available for adequate research & development, monitoring and initial investments. GIGG project will give extra effort by engaging competent trainers and continuously train them to ensure quality issue of trainers. Through partnering with different organizations BIID foresee to overcome the resource constraint.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Within next six month, BIID will ensure localization of the training modules and enroll 500 girls in the GIGG project through 10
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Within 12 months of launching of GIGG project, additional 50 new locations, 100 Master trainer and enroll 5,000 girls in GIGG pr