Enabel strives to ensure equal access to quality basic services and social protection mechanisms, to provide sustainable business opportunities and decent jobs and to address discriminating practices and gender stereotypes that are detrimental to inclusion.
We adopt a rights-based approach aiming at strengthening the capacities of duty bearers and empowering those in marginalised situations, who face the biggest barriers.
Sustainable business opportunities and decent jobs
Enabel focuses on shaping and building inclusive markets that foster women entrepreneurship and digital entrepreneurship that empowers young entrepreneurs. We support partner countries in maximising employment impact of investments and economic growth by focussing on decent jobs for youths through technical and vocational education and training and employment promotion.
Fair and sustainable agricultural value chains
We empower small-scale producers and their organisations to capture a more significant part of added-value along the value chain. Making value chains fairer and more inclusive for every actor and particularly the weakest ones is key. Enabel also works towards equitable access and control over land as a human right.
Closing the digital divide
Enabel works on strengthening digital literacy, digital skills and digital rights awareness to ensure that the effects of the digital divide on inequality are addressed effectively. We also empower our partners to reduce the gender digital divide through projects promoting women’s political leadership, entrepreneurship and legal empowerment and the fight against gender-based violence.
Addressing conversion factors: SRHR and family planning
Many socio-cultural and environmental factors determine the degree to which people can realise their full potential. Rapid demographic growth is one of these structural problems as well as the gender divide in access to quality, affordable, accessible healthcare and jeopardises sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and adolescents. Providing for SRHR and access to quality family planning services are strong levers to change power relations that institutionalise inequality.
Education and health services and redistribution through social protection mechanisms
Equitable and affordable access to quality public services like education and health are the first redistribution measures for (fragile) countries. Investing in education, including technical and vocational education, and affordable qualitative public health facilities is crucial in reducing inequalities.
More on social & economic inequality
The world is facing huge challenges in realising the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Enabel wants to contribute with its experience and expertise in five specific domains: Peace and Security, Climate Change and the Environment, Social and Economic Inequality, Urbanisation, and Human Mobility. In our search for adapted solutions we take into account the inevitable ongoing population explosion and we strongly believe in empowering women and youths.
This brochure describes how we address social & economic inequality in our projects.Download the brochure
News & Events
28 November 2023
The 2023 Awa Prize puts women’s entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East in the spotlight
Spotlight on the winners of the second edition of the Awa Prize, active in the green and circular economy.
02 December 2023
Invitation: High-level COP28 side event
Enabel is supporting the Government of Mozambique with the organisation of a high-level event on energy transition at COP28.
07 November 2023
Aim high, think big: A new breath for Musanze youth centre
In Rwanda, Musanze youth are bubbling with enthusiasm. After one year of renovation, the district’s youth centre has reopened its doors.
30 October 2023
The winners of the 2023 Awa Prize are known
The second edition of the Awa Prize ran this year under the theme “The green and circular economy.” After several selection stages, the 12 winners are now known.
05 October 2023
Creation of the ‘Coalition for sustainable development through culture and arts’
Enabel is one of the first co-signatories of this new partnership that seeks to maximise the positive impact of culture and arts towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
05 October 2023
Amplifying the voices of social innovators
Tackling global challenges through the prism of digital social innovation? That was the goal of the Wehubit Days.