WSIS Prizes Contest 2022 Nominee

Development of women's entrepreneurship and IT skills Tumaris.Tech


New Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan

Description

Tumaris.Tech is a project for the comprehensive support of women's entrepreneurial initiatives.
This project consisted of 3 components and aims to strengthen the involvement of women in the ICT ecosystem: from the development of BPO through the provision of education for women who want to work as freelancers, to the development of start-ups and training in investments.
1) training in Uzbek in 5 IT areas: SMM and copywriting, Graphic design, web development; Mobile development; Basic computer literacy.
• 2 waves of training
• more than 3500 registrations
• 200+ girls received training
• 50+ girls are internships or employed
2) programs of incubation and acceleration of women's startup projects: 3-month program to improve skills in the areas of management, negotiation, marketing, sales and leadership.
• 2 waves of incubation/acceleration programs;
• more than 450 applications;
• 30 projects successfully completed training;
• conducted 50 classes or 90 hours of training;
• 25 local experts in various fields delivered lectures in the classroom;
• 5 international experts shared their knowledge with start-up projects;
• 270 hours of tracking done.
3) a school of business angels, aimed at developing the investment climate in the Republic. A series of events held made it possible to create a database of potential investors and business angels.
• more than 250 registrations;
• 70+ people actively participated in the webinar series;
• Contact was made with 10 potential investors.
On December 3, 2020, the Tumaris.Tech project became one of the finalists of the international competition "WomenTech Global Awards 2020" and took third place among the finalists in the category "Upskill and Reskill program of the Year" for the contribution that was made to the development of women's entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan .

Project website

https://tumaris.tech/


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C4. Capacity building 2022
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Coverage
  • Uzbekistan

Status

Completed

Start date

July 2020

End date

July 2021


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Older persons
  • Women
  • People with disabilities
  • The unemployed
  • The poor
  • Remote and rural communities

Replicability

Yes, we continue to implement this project with various components in the country. For example, in Syrdarya and Namangan, a separate Tumaris.Edu training component was launched, and more than 500 girls have already been trained. Also in 2022, it is planned to launch a project within the framework of the countries of Central Asia - Tumaris.Tech Central Asia to unite women of the Central Asian region, involving them in the field of IT and creating their own joint projects.


Sustainability

The project was implemented by the employees of the organization, has support from the state and local government agencies. There is also support from international organizations and donors due to the importance of the direction.


WSIS values promotion

This project is supported and implemented within the framework of the following values: freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance. These values help support the women's IT community and women entrepreneurs.


Entity name

IT Park Uzbekistan

Entity country—type

Uzbekistan Government

Entity website

https://it-park.uz/