EYW Pakistan team has identified the key topics for learning: 1. the cycle of Job readiness, job placements and access to decent jobs; 2. access to finance for rural entrepreneurs; 3. recycling waste management. Based on these key learning topics, the composition of the E-motive visit group is then finalized.
Position: Team Lead Empower Youth For Work, Oxfam
As the Team Lead for Empower Youth for Work project in Pakistan, my motivation is to learn from the solutions around all the 3 identified problems and implement these in Pakistan program after due customization. After this E-motive visit, I will consult relevant stakeholders in country to design customized solutions for access to finance, job opportunities and solid waste management. Also, i will give my full support to partners and EYW team in implementation of these solutions.
Position: Project Manager
I want to learn how rural women can be connected with e-jobs (job opportunities). I am participating in the trip so that I can explore the approaches that will enable rural women to discover different options of earning using an internet platform. As a leading role in EYW project at Jamshoro, I will imitate the learning from the trip and share the knowledge with my team.
Age: 49 Years
Position: SVP/Head Marketing & Service Quality
I am associated with the First Women Bank Ltd (FWBL), which empowers women and their families. I want to learn innovative ideas and methodologies so that I can replicate in the Bank. I do believe that reinventing the wheel is not the solution, we want to adopt the best practices around the world. I am confident that this programme would be highly beneficial for FWBL to achieve its objectives but will also contribute to my personal development. I have been in the development sector since 2000 and accomplished/supervised several projects for women. I headed the Business Development Centres and also Women Entrepreneurship Development Division of the Bank. I want to work for the betterment of girls/women and want to make a positive change in their lives. After my learning I will not only replicate the projects but also develop and launch new innovative products.
Age: 35 Year
Position: Program Manager - TIE
I primarily wish to enhance my knowledge and understanding about various models of access to finance, particularly for rural enterprises being practiced in rural. Moreover, I would like to observe and learn from best practices adopted by various organizations in Egypt and enhance my networking with Egyptian organizations and enterprises for future collaboration on knowledge sharing. Access to finance is one of the key objectives of EYW-Pakistan program. Micro-enterprises currently developed under EYW project either unable to access the conventional methods of access to finance offered by various financial institute or unable to meet the pre-requisite of seeking financing. We would like to implement the best practices learned from the visit, to introduce sub-conventional & creative methodologies of financing in partnership with partner financial institute so that the rural enterprise can fully benefit from the services.
Age: 36 Year
Position: Head of Program-Bargad
Exploring e-job models and incorporating them in EYW Layyah, Pakistan is the main objective of this visit for me. Besides, I'm also interested to know how rural women are enabled to increase or start their livelihood. Waste management is another attraction showing how these models work in Egypt and how they could be utilized in context of Layyah. Creating new employment opportunities or linking with existing opportunity is main component at Bargad’s part. E-job is the area we are trying to explore. The knowledge and learning of the visit will help to strengthen E-job component. Though Bargad has started to take part in training digital kills, however I feel a lot could be improved and nourished.
Position: Junior officer of Empower Youth for Work
As the E-motive website master, I’m responsible for managing and writing content for E-motive website. This trip will be a precious opportunity for me to develop better understanding of E-motive and to seek for improvement. Secondly, as the project officer of the EYW, I’m concerned about the progress of country team. The trip is thus a learning process for me to know better about the project, Pakistan country team, as well as the innovations. I believe that the trip will undoubtedly deepen my understanding of the project, E-motive, country team and innovations. These understanding will enable me to support Pakistan EYW team better from project management unit level.