Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Joins Forces with European and African Partners to Launch WITH Project to Boost Women Entrepreneurship Education in Tourism and Hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa – African Business
Seven organisations from Africa and Europe have partnered to kind a consortium and launched the challenge, WITH: Boosting Ladies Entrepreneurship Training in Tourism and Hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Co-funded by the European Union, WITH was formally launched final week in Seville, Spain.
The associate organisations are: Africa Ladies Innovation and Entrepreneurship Discussion board (AWIEF), South Africa; Seville Official Chamber of Commerce, Business, Providers and Navigation, Spain; Worldwide Consulting and Mobility Company (INCOMA), Spain; Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Business (LCCI), Nigeria; Centro Studi e Iniziative Europeo (CESIE), Italy; Equip Consulting Group, Malawi; and Reward Ladies Hyperlink Basis, Uganda.
WITH is a two-year initiative that goals to talent and empower a brand new era of local weather and sustainability aware ladies intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and enterprise house owners to reach the tourism and hospitality business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
WITH’s key goals are to empower younger ladies with the smooth abilities and private and social competences wanted to succeed as entrepreneurs, assist trainers and educators in updating their data and practices aligned with labour market wants and worldwide practices, introduce and promote sustainable tourism and hospitality ideas, and increase experiential studying alternatives by working with private and non-private establishments lively in vocational schooling and coaching (VET) and within the labour market.
Francisco Herrero León, President of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Business, Providers and Navigation of Seville, welcomed the WITH companions at their headquarters for a kick-off assembly final week, and stated that the organisation was very pleased with being concerned in a challenge the place entrepreneurship and girls are linked.
“On the Seville Chamber of Commerce, we’re working intensely to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem day by day, particularly in recent times, we’re boosting the function of ladies entrepreneurs, supporting them by programmes and initiatives. We hope to proceed serving to ladies entrepreneurs around the globe because of the WITH challenge.
“The kick-off assembly has been simply a place to begin of inspiring organisations. Throughout these two years, the European and African entities concerned will work collectively to strengthen the entrepreneurial mindset of younger ladies in Sub-Saharan African international locations and produce sustainability consciousness to the brand new generations within the fields of tourism and hospitality.”
AWIEF Founder and CEO, Irene Ochem, added: “We’re obsessed with serving to African ladies entrepreneurs construct and scale the subsequent era of progressive and sustainable companies that influence the lives of all of us within the coming years. We’re taking this to the subsequent stage by participating in efficient multi-stakeholder partnerships because the WITH challenge, to mobilize and share data, experience and sources to assist the achievement of the Sustainable Growth Objectives in Africa.”
Juan Guerrero, Head of Analysis and Innovation, INCOMA, stated: “INCOMA will convey to WITH its greater than 20 years of expertise in extremely related initiatives, comparable to ATHENA, SMART Volunteering for Feminine Migrants, CulTVET and EU4BCC, amongst others. We’re very excited and impressed after this partnership kick-off assembly and launching of the challenge in our metropolis, and looking out ahead to seeing the outcomes begin to present.”
Giulia Tarantino, Coordinator, Worldwide Cooperation at CESIE stated, “CESIE is thrilled to work on the WITH challenge, because it focuses on three key elements on the coronary heart of our actions: ladies empowerment, entrepreneurship and tourism. Having developed a number of initiatives on this discipline, offering coaching and training alternatives to individuals enthusiastic about beginning a enterprise, we’ll attempt to capitalise on all these experiences to make a optimistic contribution to the WITH challenge.”
Rollins Chitika, Managing Director, Equip Consulting Group, stated, “The WITH Venture will encourage younger ladies to grab alternatives, overcome challenges and actualize their entrepreneurial targets. That is the era that guarantees to bypass present limitations to financial growth in our nation and Equip Consulting Group is thrilled to be working with companions from Africa and Europe in our contribution to creating financial progress a actuality.”
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