The training on Financial & Business Management for NSF Beneficiaries & Other WMSMEs via Upgraded KOWGO

The training on Financial & Business Management for NSF Beneficiaries & Other WMSMEs via Upgraded KOWGO

The training on Financial & Business Management for NSF Beneficiaries & Other WMSMEs via Upgraded KOWGO App was organized by Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI with support from Hubert H Humphrey Alumni Impact Award on Friday 9th April 2021 at DBM Plaza, Wuse zone 1, FCT-Abuja.

Available data shows that women in Nigeria contend with stiff barriers and are often locked out of economic opportunities as they own less capital and productive resources than men. As such, it became imperative to promote and actively support women’s formal financial inclusion and thus bridge the gap in the digital market economy. To this end, WADHI’s committed to women’s inclusion in the financial and digital market economy developed KOWGO, the mobile application designed to bridge the digital divide, providing information on financial literacy and online business support for women

To this end, the one-day training aimed to bridge the digital divide and get women to engage with the KOWGO App and become visible in online marketing, covered such topics as, Value & Purchasing Power of Money, Unpacking Challenges to Effective Business Management, Using Financial & Business Support Institutions for Savings & Credit, Digital Trading/E-commerce and Practical on Navigating & Using the KOWGO App as well as Action plans & priorities for applying new digital knowledge & skills.

The training became imperative a year after the intervention of the Survival Fund Scheme by the Federal Government of Nigeria, occasioned by the need to reduce the effect of Covid-19 pandemic on especially women vulnerable MSMEs, as lessons learnt show that a good number of women who accessed this loan lack technological skills and a knowledge of the digital market economy which the post Covid-19 world demands.

The training was attended by over 60 participants ranging from hairdressers fashion designers and caterers.

KOWGO TRAINING@ BWARI ARE COUNCIL

KOWGO TRAINING@ BWARI ARE COUNCIL

WADHi conducted the first of the KOWGO financial and digital connectivity training for 120 women and men under the New Era of Progressive Development People’s Initiative (NEPDPI) in Bwari Area Council Abuja with a view to helping them use innovative technology to upscale their small scale businesses. The audience included farmers, tailors, petty traders and artisans.

Covid-19 palliatives: Women Traders Benefit

Covid-19 palliatives: Women Traders Benefit

The Women groups beneficiaries operating under the platform of the Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) who collected the consignment include: Home Excellence Family Worship Centre; New Era; Wuye Market and Abiding Ladies Fellowship.

Responding on behalf of the groups, WADHI Convener, Mrs. Mrs Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia appreciated the gesture and reiterated the commitment of the association towards upliftment of the women folk.

The association has a cluster of women and facilitated the distribution of the items through the women leaders in all the area councils to reach many homes.

WTO A4T GTR Side Event in Geneva: Nigeria – KOWGO: Indigenous Digital Solution for Achieving SDGs, Trade and Women’s Empowerment

WTO A4T GTR Side Event in Geneva: Nigeria – KOWGO: Indigenous Digital Solution for Achieving SDGs, Trade and Women’s Empowerment

Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, in collaboration with Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) side event on the margins of Aid for Trade Global Review.

The program and result showcase took place at room X3E/F WTO headquarters in Geneva.

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Financial Literacy Training and BOI loan awards

Financial Literacy Training and BOI loan awards

Financial Literacy Training and BOI loan awards

On the 21st of June, at the Art and Culture hall, Area10 – Abuja. The financial literacy training was conducted for the month of June and in attendance was hundreds of women from different women groups and cooperatives across the FCT.

Also in attendance was the Bank of Industry Representative, Journalists, Civil Societies and Representatives from the ministry of women affairs.