Women and Youth Empowerment

At GISDEV, we recognize the transformative power of women and youth in driving sustainable development and addressing global challenges. In our Women and Youth Empowerment Department, we are dedicated to promoting gender equality, empowering women, and fostering the leadership and participation of young people, and creating safe and inclusive environments where women and youth can thrive.

Promoting Gender Equality

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but also a necessary foundation for achieving sustainable development. We work towards creating an inclusive and equitable society where women have equal access to opportunities, resources, and decision-making processes. Through our initiatives, we empower women to overcome obstacles, access education, secure economic independence, and actively participate in decision-making processes.


Empowering Women

Empowering women is central to our mission. We offer a range of programs and services that support the economic, social, and political empowerment of women. These include:

Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Development

We We offer comprehensive training programs, mentorship opportunities, and capacity-building initiatives tailored to empower women. We equip women with marketable skills, enabling them to enter the workforce or start their own businesses. Additionally, we offer entrepreneurship development programs that provide mentorship, access to financing, and business support services to women entrepreneurs. Our approach goes beyond skills development; we challenge harmful norms and stereotypes that limit women’s potential. By nurturing self-confidence, leadership abilities, and critical thinking skills, we empower women to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.

We also  recognize the importance of green jobs in promoting sustainable development and combating climate change. Our department actively supports the creation of green jobs for women and youth, providing training, mentorship, and resources to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism, and other environmentally friendly sectors. By fostering the creation of green jobs, we aim to empower young people while contributing to a more sustainable future.

Youth Empowerment

We recognize that young individuals are not merely the leaders of tomorrow but the change-makers of today. Our programs provide platforms for youth engagement, skill-building workshops, and mentorship programs that empower them with the tools and knowledge needed to address pressing global challenges. We foster their entrepreneurial spirit, critical thinking, and the courage to challenge societal norms that perpetuate discrimination and inequality.

Leadership and Civic Engagement

We provide leadership training programs that equip young people and women with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become effective leaders and agents of change in their communities. We also promote youth engagement in civic activities, encouraging their active participation in decision-making processes at local, national, and global levels.

Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments

We are committed to fostering safe and inclusive environments where women and youth can flourish. We actively address gender-based violence, raise awareness, and provide resources for survivors. By collaborating with local organizations and communities, we create spaces that are free from discrimination, violence, and harassment. We believe that everyone has the right to live with dignity, respect, and equal opportunities.

Collaboration and Networking

We forge partnerships with local organizations, educational institutions, and youth-led initiatives to create a network of support and opportunities for women and youth empowerment. By leveraging collective expertise and resources, we maximize the impact of our programs and initiatives. Together, we can amplify our voices, drive policy changes, and create lasting impact on a larger scale.

Advocacy and Awareness

Our Women and Youth Empowerment Department actively advocates for the elimination of discrimination and violence, challenging harmful norms, and promoting gender equality. We engage in dialogue, raise awareness, and promote positive masculinity to challenge societal attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate inequality. By championing the rights and voices of women and youth, we strive for a world where everyone can thrive and contribute to sustainable development.

Education and Skill Development

We believe in the power of education and skill development to unlock the potential of young people. Our department offers scholarships, vocational training, and mentorship programs to support youth in acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge for sustainable livelihoods.

Youth-led Initiatives

We support and amplify youth-led initiatives that address pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. Through partnerships and collaborations, we provide resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to young change-makers, empowering them to make a positive impact in their communities.



Our Strategy

At GISDEV, we are committed to harnessing the power of the Empowerment Ripple Effect to drive sustainable change within communities. Our unique strategy begins with identifying the unique needs of community members, which serves as a foundation for our initiatives. We then focus on mobilizing, connecting, and empowering individuals and community structures, aiming to create a ripple effect of empowerment that extends far beyond our direct beneficiaries. By empowering individuals and fostering a sense of shared responsibility, we believe we can create a lasting impact and promote positive change within the broader community.