SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8 promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. It aims to increase labor productivity, reduce unemployment rates – especially for young people – and improve access to financial services. This goal encompasses initiatives geared towards the support of productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, in addition to the promotion of safe and secure working environments for all workers.

 

 

  • Implementation of Customer Management and Billing System for Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC): as a major outcome of the system, the various billing and collection issues are to be streamlined to ensure that the client’s revenues and collections witness a substantial increase. The increase in NCWSC’s revenues and collections will create many opportunities for expansion projects, which will, consequently, allow NCWSC to grow its infrastructure, create more jobs, and cater to more customers.

 

  • Installation of Spot Billing and GIS Systems at Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA): the implementation of tier one applications including Basis2 Billing Customer Care System, Spot Billing and GIS systems, led to the increase of AAWSA’ revenues and improved the collection cycle. The major increase in AAWSA’ revenues starting from 2014 has supported the company’s new development projects, resulting in economic development.

 

  • Installation of Gas Detection Equipment for Belayim Petroleum Company: the supply of top of the line gas detection equipment increased the quality of safety standards on site by detecting the concentration of emitted gases. The installation increased the safety of the workers and ensured the integrity of the facilities.

 

  • Project Nitrous: one of the main tenets of this pilot project is geared towards working with persons with disabilities to utilize the latest digital fabrication technologies for the development of a sustainable business model that would allow for the spread of the makerspaces. This project not only promotes inclusion and wellbeing, but supports people with disabilities in becoming entrepreneurs through innovation and technology.

 

  • Mentorship Initiatives: Giza Systems Group is adopting an organization-wide mentorship platform for the aid of entrepreneurs until the seed stage. In addition, Giza Systems School of Technology is launching various programs to train and equip youth with the necessary skills to better prepare them for employment. Other collaborative initiatives include employee engagement in mentorship and training programs with external associations like Injaz, Enactus, and Enjad to support students with requisite skills and promote entrepreneurship.