Skills4Girls Partner Toolkit

UNICEF as a partner of choice for private and public sector partners seeking to transform the lives of adolescent girls through skills building

Skills4Girls Partner Toolkit


UNICEF through the Skills4Girls Portfolio is currently working with and for girls in 22 countries to bridge the gap between the skills girls need to be competitive in the 21st century workforce, versus those they have traditionally had access to. As one of the five targeted priorities for Girls’ Empowerment in the Gender Action Plan, investments in girls’ education and skills are a critical pathway to dignified work. Skills4Girls develops girls’ skills in areas such as STEM, digital technologies, social entrepreneurship as well as life skills such as problem-solving, negotiation, self-esteem and communication.

This toolkit has been developed to support adolescent girls’ skills building and position UNICEF as a partner of choice for private and public sector partners who are looking to transform the lives of adolescent girls through skills building.

Specific objectives of this toolkit include:

  • Generate strategic, successful and sustainable partnerships for UNICEF’s Skills4Girls Portfolio.
  • Highlight the value proposition of investing in building skills for adolescent girls.
  • Make a case for and demonstrate UNICEF’s credibility and capacity as a partner of choice.
  • Positively influence partners to join UNICEF in transforming the lives of adolescent girls especially the vulnerable, across the world.

Investing in adolescent girls and young women is investing in future change-makers. Girls carry potential and therefore building their skills and empowering them benefits families, communities and generations. Everyone benefits when girls are skilled and empowered to live a productive life.