Presentation to the Executive Governor Elect Kano State

Women and Youth Empowermen

PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES

…To elucidate some thought provoking cardinal points for effective youth and women empowerment …To provide insights on an effective process to achieve Women and Youth Empowerment …To use clear examples to affirm that in Kano State…’it can be done!’ and ‘it should be done!!’

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OUTLINE

Introduction Framework for Women & Youth Empowerment Women & Youth For Technology (WYT) Benefits Conclusion

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INTRODUCTION
QUOTES INDIA-“Adolescent girls are only temporary people who will cease to be – at least for the father – once they have disappeared inside a marriage.” ZAMBIA-“Women are like livestock,” meaning many things. They can be bought and sold LESOTHO- “A woman is the child of her father, her husband and her son.” Women are seen as minors, incapable of making decisions

Is the situation much different in Kano?
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…Cardinal points for propelling empowerment amongst women & youth

Framework for Women & Youth Empowerment

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FRAMEWORK FOR WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Individuals change

Government support

Women & Youth Empowerment

Cultural Adaptation

Relations change

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FRAMEWORK FOR WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
• Underprivileged women/youth become transformed in to individualism, by being able to analyze their own lives, make their own decisions and take their own actions. • Women (and youth) impart the knowledge gained by transforming others. • Overall economic empowerment of the individual woman & youth

Individuals change:

Cultural adaptation

•Cultural Norms should be incorporated in to the structure of women and youth empowerment for sustenance

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FRAMEWORK FOR WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
• Women and men form new relations with other social actors, form coalitions and develop mutual support in order to negotiate, be agents of change, alter structures and so realize rights, dignity and livelihood security.

Relations change:

Government supports:

• Government puts in place the enabling environment through supporting policies, publicity campaigns, reorientation programs, targeted investments and overall non-tolerance for gender inequality.

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Women & Youth For Technology (WYT)

…To Adopt Women And Youth Empowerment Initiatives As Catalyst For Change in Kano State

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Women & Youth For Technology (WYT)
There have been so many women and youth empowerment schemes both by the government and individuals either politicians or philanthropist. These includes such Govt programmes as Peoples Bank, Feap, Napep or individual programmes like buying motorcycles for commercial use(Achaba) or sewing machines for women etc. However the major challenge with such empowerment programs is that while they impact the individuals, they rarely impact simultaneously on the larger society. The WYT program is meant correct this anomaly by providing the individual with skills that can bring out their hidden talents & ability to do something. The program changes the plight of the impoverished and maligned woman & youth without overt changes to sensitive social & cultural norms. For instance, women are able to work from home, work flexible shifts while earning decent incomes. This gradually increases mutual respect & harmony within households and encourage other households to support and participate.
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Women & Youth For Technology (WYT)
Cultural adaptation Relations Change Local unions have a veritable pitch in WYT that transcends cultural barriers

Work-from-home while earning, this improves acceptance amongst husbands

Individual s Change Providing skills, boosting confidence and improving economic empowerment

Government Supports

Technology as effective tool for empowerment

Investment in WYT, incentives for corporate participation, publicity campaigns

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How will It Work
Establishment of A Business Process outsourcing Institute

IT Training Centre

Contact Centre

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The BPO Centre

Cooperate Training
• Office assistant training • Secretarial Training • Cleaning services • • • • • • •

IT Training
Auto Cad Corel draw and Photoshop Pc hardware maintainace(A+) Peachtree accounting N+ MCSE ORACLE

• Programming: phone technologies BPO Training
Call Centre – • Customer care training • Voice accent training • Call management

Create Employment
Outsource All to: • Government Parastatals • Private institutions like Banks ,hospitals, Telcos • etc

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scenario categories
• Cleaning services

uneducated

• Office Assistant

• Pc hardware technician

Employment

Secondary school drop out /undergraduate

• Auto Cad • Call centre • Corel Draw & Photoshop • Call Centre • Ministries • Banks • Telcos • Hospitals • Others

• Peachtree/quick books accounting
• Network plus

Graduates

• MCSE • Oracle

• Call centre Training

women
• Closing and Post-Closing Activities
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Government Responsibility
1. 2. 3. Identifying a competent partner to establish the BPO centre Provide the total investment Encourage/Induce companies operating in Kano to support the initiative e.g. Telecom companies operating in Kano can outsource minimum of 50 seats call centre to the BPO centre. Also 70% of the cleaners or junior staff of banks and telecoms to be outsourced to them from the centre, in return the government will ensure Tax concession, government patronage etc. The government should Allow the centre to run professionally independent of government interference. Put all the legal structures in order to ensure achievement of Aim. The government should encourage its parastatals to patronize the centre. The government should be responsible for setting targets for the BPO centre.

Partners responsibility
1. Setting up a world class BPO Centre 2. Managing the operations of the centre: a) Training a minimum of 200 people every two month and outsourcing minimum of 150 every two month in the training section. b) Also train 800 call centre operators in the first two month (the call centre will run two shifts, day and night) c) Identifying the needs of the companies /Govt. Parastatals and providing their requirement. d) Will be responsible for employees outsourced. e) Break even within five yrs of operations.

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Benefits

Women and Youth benefit Government Benefits
Economic empowerment

Companies benefit
Focus on core competence

Knowledge Transfer
Opportunity to show case their competence
Social empowerment

The centre will employ minimum of 4800 people per term which increase youth and women empowerment Increase efficiency in ministries
Revenue generation Support reorientation of people People engagement(the government can make use of the call centre get people engagement in government operation Will help clean up the street

Reduction of opex
Increase effectiveness of labor deployment

Reduce labor cost
Government patronage

Tax incentives

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We want change , lets change

Mrs. Amal. Hassan | Chief Executive officer and Managing Dire
amal.hassan@capesourcetechnologies.com

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