The Nigeria chapter of the nonprofit New Faces, New Voices (NFNV Nigeria) is set to hold its regional stakeholders roundtable for 2020, virtually between December 2nd and 3rd, focused on strengthening the capacity of business women on innovative ways to overcome the various challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The two-day virtual conference themed: “Partnership For Growth” would have as participants and speakers women in business from across Africa and beyond.
New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Women in Finance Network is one of the pan-African women networks under the Graca Machel Trust (GMT) which focuses on expanding the role and influence of African women in the financial sector. Through its work with women, NFNV seeks to deepen women’s financial inclusion in Africa as well as enhancing women’s performance in the business sector.
Consequently, the stakeholders’ roundtable would specifically focus on women’s opportunities for growth in the agricultural sector. Amongst others, the roundtable would also feature a panel discussion on employing collaboration as a growth strategy for African women entrepreneurs as well as educating attendees on strategies necessary to thrive in an unstable economy, amidst the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since its founding in 2012, NFNV Nigeria has been engaging key stakeholders in Nigeria and across West Africa on increasing women’s access to finance and a variety of other financial products, building the capacity and skills of women as entrepreneurs as well as fast-tracking the number of women in leadership positions in the financial sector.
In 2015, NFNV Nigeria released a publication titled: “Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa,” which focused on mapping women’s organisations in the ECOWAS sub-region and their potential to support the capacity building, advocacy and development of women cross border traders, by serving as platforms for the articulation of their challenges and aspirations. NFNV Nigeria is currently implementing the second phase of the “Raising Voices for Cross Border Traders in West Africa” project, in partnership with the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Business women leaders from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Niger Republic, and Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic and Gambia will be participating at the forthcoming regional stakeholders’ roundtable. You can register to participate in the event here
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