Women for Innovation and Transformation

  • Sustainable Development Goal :8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
  • Testing Country :Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Testing Period :10 months
  • Amount :$214,154

This innovation will test the integration of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of transport by introducing the E-tricycle as a means of transport. This product responds perfectly to the needs of local and vulnerable women and offers the possibility of financial autonomy to the women driver, while respecting environmental standards and reducing gender inequality. This solution aims to position women as integral players in the transport industry while offering them the skills to become mechanics of these machines following accelerated training. The innovation is expected to empower women socially and economically in Goma, DR Congo.

Innovator Video

Canadian SMO : Union for Progress Inc.
Local Partner(s) : Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (ipeace) and Umoja ni Nguyu (UnN)
Region : Africa
Theme : Economy & Finance

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