Programme Development Objective
The overall objective is to enhance human capacity development of women in Afghanistan.
Main target group
Programme is being implemented in close cooperation with UN Women, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Ministries of Education and academic institutions in the respective programme countries
Programme Specific Objectives
1: Improved higher education and TVET outgoing learning mobility system for women in Afghanistan.
2: Improved involvement of Afghan women, including a quota of women with disabilities and from remote rural areas, in higher education and TVET outgoing learning mobility programmes.
3: Enhanced employability of women participating in the higher education and TVET outgoing learning mobility programme.
Expected outcomes by May 2027:
· 105 motivated Afghan women will receive the scholarship, study in host countries and graduate from host universities as young professionals with full set of knowledge and skills;
• Foundation courses on academic language training and cultural studies developed and delivered to scholarship recipients;
• Organisation of extracurricular trainings, such as Summer and Winter Schools in partnership with UN Women, to help Afghan women develop their leadership and communication skills. Additional soft-skills trainings are expected to help women pursue desired job opportunities, develop eye-catching CVs and cover-letters, thus increasing their chances for decent employment.