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Friday, 4 December 2015

Road to Women's Business Growth Project



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Overview:

 

The Road to Women’s Business Growth project is a unique initiative which will build the business skills of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. 

The project aims to increase women's access to financial services and markets as well as empower them to grow profitable and sustainable business, ultimately promoting their long-term economic independence. 

Though there is no registration fee, however, applicants are advised to note that participants will cover their travel/transportation costs to the project's training centres located in three cities: Lagos, Abuja or Uyo. 

Project Structure:

The project will focus on providing support to women entrepreneurs through its two phased approach: 

Phase I
  • 500 small business owners will be trained in financial literacy and investment readiness over six (6) weeks, including two classroom workshops and four weeks of e-learning (January - March 2016).
Phase II

  • 100 top performing women entrepreneurs (out of the 500) will receive intensive business support in the form of tailored business training and services and on-going mentoring over six months (from May 2016). 

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this program you need to:


  • Own a business in Nigeria.
  • Operate a business in a high-growth sector.
  • Have 3 - 49 staff.
  • Have an annual turnover of N3-20 million.
  • Have English language fluency.
  • Have a business which has generated profit for at least 2 years
  • Have a strong desire and commitment to grow your business.
  • Have basic computer literacy.
  • Have a need for additional investment and have had no previous access to formal financial services.

Application deadline is 5pm on 10 December 2015. You are encouraged to apply ASAP.


For further information and to apply, click here.

EDC Women-x Programme



EDC Women-x Programme


Overview

Women-x Programme is a Scholarship that The World Bank awards to Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria to learn at the Enterprise Development Centre

In Women-x, the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University in collaboration with The World Bank will do the following:

  • Provide practical Business Education through a blended learning approach (online and in-class training).
  • Help strengthen Female Entrepreneurs network.
  • Offer Mentoring.
  • Create linkages between financial institutions and Female Entrepreneurs.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following: 

  • Own a business in Nigeria.
  • Operate a business in a high-growth sector.
  • Business must be owned/managed by a woman.
  • Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation).

Selection criteria:

  • Company must be owned or managed by a woman.
  • Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation).
  • The Enterprise must have high growth potential.
  • High local content will be an advantage.

Application deadline is January 5, 2016. Selection process will start in January 2016. So, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


For further information and to apply, click here.




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