TERMS OF REFERENCE Request for Consultancy Company
For Assisting Economic Empowerment for Gaza Entrepreneurs project's ICT startups
Background About Women’s Affairs Center (WAC):
Women’s Affairs Center (WAC) is a women knowledge-based centre playing an innovative and catalytic role in empowering women and advocating women's rights and gender equality in the Palestinian sustainable development process. Its mission reflects that it is an independent and non-profit Palestinian NGO with the purpose of empowering women and advocating women’s rights and gender equality through capacity development, information and innovative research and advocacy programs. While implementing its strategy to fulfil its vision, WAC is guided by international human rights principles including empowerment and participation; equality and non-discrimination; and accountability to ensure justice and dignity for women.
About “Economic Empowerment for Gaza Entrepreneurs 2023” Project: WAC is implementing the “Economic Empowerment for Gaza Entrepreneurs 2023 (GoPinky)” project which is funded by DanChurchAid/Norwegian Church Aid (DCA/NCA). The project aims at enhancing economic empowerment and increasing the prosperity for low-income young women and men in the Gaza Strip through joint approaches that support innovation and entrepreneurship to overcome challenges that impede achieving progress towards sustainable economic development. It targets unemployed young female graduates and young Gazan entrepreneurs. It provides support to young female graduates to acquire digital skills and competencies required in the labour market and to young entrepreneurs to create new innovative businesses, which will, in turn, create employment opportunities and address market-related challenges.
WAC is considering the selection of highly qualified Consultancy Company to provide technical and business support and guidance to young entrepreneurs incubated to successfully develop prototypes for entrepreneurs' new business start-ups.