18 March 2019

Nigeria: Shetrades Export Workshop for Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs

press release

International Trade Centre workshop in Abuja provides opportunity for women entrepreneurs to boost export knowledge.

What: Ready-to-Export workshop for women entrepreneurs

When: 19-20 March 2019

Where: Shehu Musa Yeruda Centre, CEntral district, Abuja, Nigeria

(Abuja/Geneva) - Women entrepreneurs in Nigeria will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of competitiveness in the export market at a two-day workshop that will be held in Abuja on 19-20 March. The workshop is hosted by the International Trade Centre's (ITC) as part of its SheTrades in the Commonwealth project and will be held at the Shehu Musa Yeruda Centre.

The workshop will be comprised of mentoring, coaching and networking sessions, as well as export preparation seminars led by outstanding panellists from the public and private sector. The workshop will focus on providing women-owned businesses with practical tools on how to improve their competitiveness. In particular, women entrepreneurs from the following sectors are encouraged to attend: textiles and apparel, shea-based beauty products and services providers of information technologies and business-process outsourcing.

Launched in 2015, ITC SheTrades Initiative aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs to markets by 2021. Key to achieving this goal is providing support and training to women-owned businesses, and equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to enable them to place and position products and services within local and global value chains.

As part of SheTrades, The SheTrades in the Commonwealth projects, funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DIFD), works on increasing the number of women entrepreneurs participating in trade from selected Commonwealth countries (Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria) to 3,000.

The workshop will be hosted in partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Style House Files, Grow with Google, the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), and iSpace Foundation.

Note for the Editor

The online invitation is accessible in the following link: https://bit.ly/2tEkgMV

Registration link: http://es4b.org/app/edit_form.php?id=152052

Become a SheTrades in the Commonwealth member and benefit from further opportunities: https://shetradescommonwealth.converve.io/registration.html

For more information on this event and/or SheTrades in the Commonwealth, feel free to email the team at stcommonwealth@intracen.org including in the subject heading your country and company name

About the International Trade Centre - The International Trade Centre is the only development agency that enables small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment thus raising incomes and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities. Its mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The International Trade Centre is a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Through the SheTrades initiative, the International Trade Centre aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international markets by 2021. SheTrades works with governments, corporations and business support organisations to undertake research, shape enabling trade policies and regulations, facilitate financing, and expand access to public tenders and corporate supply chains.

Contact

Jarle Hetland

Media Officer

Office of the Executive Director

P: + 41 22 730 0145

M: + 41 79 582 9180

E: hetland@intracen.org

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