With the aim of promoting digital learning for girls and women in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Morocco, UN Women and HP sealed a new partnership that shows commitment to the United Nations’ fourth goal of the SDGs which is quality education.
“Education is a fundamental human right that should be available regardless of a person’s gender, class, race or location,” said Elisabeth Moreno, Vice President and Managing Director, HP Africa. “To that end, HP has pledged to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025 – a commitment that aligns with the fourth goal of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education. As the world wakes up to the power of women, HP is partnering with UN Women to embrace the power of education and job training to reinvent mindsets, promote careers in technology, and drive systemic change.”
Two UN Women initiatives will support HP and UN Women’s objective - Second Chance Education and African Girls Can Code – and will help fill the gap at the level of investment in women. The main goal here is to provide women access to job opportunities and allow them to have an active role in the economy.
“Today over 131 million girls are out of school, and half a billion women are illiterate” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women. “We see an urgent need to enable girls and women to gain digital literacy and become economically self-reliant. Bringing together civil society, public, and private sectors, and most importantly, women and their communities, UN Women is seeking to break current trends by creating global solutions and scalable models”.