Application deadline: 2 September 2019

How might we use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to create virtual co-working spaces for young women (18-25) in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, thereby enhancing access to entrepreneurial work opportunities in a rapidly transforming economy?


    The technology solution should enhance access to livelihood solutions, with a strong orientation and emphasis enabling young women in rural India to:

    • Think beyond conventional income generation options and ordinary jobs – to make a transition in outlook to that is more aspirational, entrepreneurial and leadership oriented.

    • Access new economy job opportunities such as data entry service, online marketing and video editing among others that may not yet be apparent in today’s Indian economy.

    • Build solidarity among themselves and obtain mentoring support, particularly among aspiring women entrepreneurs, through peer to peer networks and virtual interaction in the equivalent of a "co-working space".


    Women in the age group of 18 to 25 years in rural and peri-urban areas.