P-Z1-G00-016

Project Details
ID: P-Z1-G00-016 Name: 50 MILLION AFRICAN WOMEN SPEAK NETWORKING PLATFORM (EAC) Status: Approved Country: Multinational
Sector: Communications Approval date: 15-Jul-2016 Task Manager: JACK Salieu, PITD3
Total cost: 2500000
Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing
ADF: 2500000
Implementing Agency: EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC)

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19-Jul-2016

Multinational - Appraisal Report - 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform Project

As a continent, Africa has high rates of entrepreneurship generally, with many countries having almost equal participation between men and women. Nevertheless, women business owners continue to face gender-specific barriers such as lower levels of education and business training, weak property rights that deprive them of collateral and tangible assets, legal barriers that impede their economic activities and cultural barriers that discourage women from thriving as entrepreneurs. The consequence is that women have challenges accessing financial and non-financial services and so the size and...