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Cote d’Ivoire: UNESCO, Nestlé sign MoU to Educate Abidjan Women Traders

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Agro-Food Group Nestlé Cote d’Ivoire, on Tuesday in Abidjan, signed an MOU aimed at offering literacy training to 400 women traders in the Abidjan districts of Abobo, Cocody and Marcory, APA reports in the country’s economic hub. This agreement is part of the fourth phase of the literacy project of this agro-food company.

Investment Platform Unveils E-Market to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

An impact investment platform, SME.NG has unveiled Nigeria’s first all-female e-market platform, ‘Ebi’ Marketplace, to democratise access to finance and e-commerce for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

At the unveiling of the platform recently, Managing Partner, SME.NG, Thelma Ekiyo, said the platform was a direct response to the impact of COVID-19 on women-owned businesses in Nigeria, to ensure they remained sustainable and resilient to economic shocks.

She said the e-market platform, which would serve as financial inclusion, access to finance and access to markets platform, would also create better economic opportunities for women-owned businesses.