Africa’s first African Women Entrepreneurship Academy opens in Togo

Monday, 06 June 2022 18:19
Africa’s first African Women Entrepreneurship Academy opens in Togo

(Togo First) - The first African Women Entrepreneurship Academy was launched in Togo last week, on June 2nd. The program aims to train and boost the capacities of 25 female Togolese entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship. 

Backed by the US State Department, it will be deployed through the Center for Resources on Social Entrepreneurship (CeRES).

“We are living in a world of excellence and competitiveness never equaled before. And we cannot continue to do things the same way, hoping to have different results and, above all, to have better comparative advantages,” said Ngmebib Bileba, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Social Action, Promotion of Women and Literacy, at the launch of this program.

The program will last two months and will cover the following modules: "Pre-startup phase: from idea to reality", "The feasibility study", "Business plan", "Becoming an entrepreneur", "How to make things happen", and "Access to financing". This package of modules will be followed by a mentoring phase.

"Officially integrating women into the economic fabric of society brings tangible and quantifiable benefits. We all know, today, how much women entrepreneurs, both in the informal and formal sector, contribute to the economic prosperity of Togo and are its engine," said Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, U.S. Ambassador to Togo.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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