Africa Skills Hub (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com), a youth employment organization and incubator in Ghana, will partner with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (PIC– –JCM) with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) implement the women’s entrepreneurship and livelihood initiative (WELI) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli). The project deals with challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic through an innovative youth-oriented and gender-specific approach to strengthening the economy.
“COVID 19 has threatened the survival of many women’s businesses, there is still a lot of hope to rebuild better. A recovery is imminent, and while Covid may have disrupted so many things, it also offers tremendous alternative opportunities to diversify and run gender programs in new ways, ”said Daniel Antwi, Executive Director at Africa Skills Hub.
Africa Skills Hub has officially started various activities in Ghana and Senegal. In Ghana, the project is located in two (2) peri-urban councils in the Sagnarigu district in the northern region. and in a rural setting in Afadzato South, Volta Region, but will also have various national and local advocacy groups. In Senegal it is WELI The project will concentrate its work in the Thies region.
The project reflects directly PIC– –JCMCommitment to SDG 5 (gender equality and empowerment) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). We will use innovative strategies to address issues such as gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence. In addition, we will accelerate education and learning to improve the production capacities of adolescent girls and young women and position them to help rebuild and strengthen the economy since the war began COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Over the years, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of Africa by producing critical goods and services, creating jobs, reducing poverty and promoting economic growth. The MSME The sector has also given women and young people the opportunity to realize their economic potential. The World Bank estimates that around a third of all MSMEs in Africa are owned by women.
The overall result of WELI aims to strengthen economic empowerment to strengthen the resilience of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) most affected by COVID-19 in destinations in Ghana and Senegal.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI).
Contact for partnerships and cooperations:
Visit www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli and follow us on all of our social media handles (@africaskillshub).
Africa Skills Hub:
Africa Skills Hub (ASH) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com) is a youth employment and enterprise incubator that aims to build skilled African youth as agents of change using a social enterprise paradigm that employs disruptive approaches to community and grassroots development using online – and offline tools included.
Visit www.AfricaSkillsHub.com and follow us on all of our social media handles (@africaskillshub).
About the Canadian World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (PIC– –JCM):
Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (CanadaWorldYouth.org) is an international organization dedicated to empowering young people. PIC– –JCM works with partners in Canada and around the world to create transformative learning experiences that aim to build knowledge and leadership skills through participation in sustainable, community-run projects.
Global Affairs Canada (GAC):
Global Affairs Canada (www.International.gc.ca/) is the division of the Canadian government that manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, promotes international trade, and provides consular assistance. It leads efforts in international development, humanitarian aid, and peace and security aid.
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