The 2021 Africa women’s club tournament will be staged in North Africa in November, as confirmed by FRMF on Wednesday.
India has contributed USD 300,000 to the United Nations agency for gender equality and women empowerment, a contribution lauded by the UN entity.
A team of researchers have discovered that with the right advice and resources, yields can be boosted for entire communities – through these changes can only be implemented if women have the power to make decisions.
Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation under its ‘ConnectRwanda initiative’ has distributed smartphones to over 3,000 female leaders in farmers’ cooperatives in the districts of Nyamagabe, Burera, Kirehe and Nyamasheke to aid and ease their access to agriculture information and enable them to disseminate it to other farmers.
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.
As part of Mastercard’s ongoing commitment to connecting women in Africa to the possibilities and opportunities that will enable them to make a living, follow their passions, and contribute to collective prosperity, Mastercard has rolled out its first digital Girls4Tech Connect programme in partnership with Junior Achievers 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.