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  • Submitted by: CXCatalysts
  • Topic: Employment, decent work for all and social protection
  • Keywords: entrepreneurship, partnership, capacity building, women empowerment, cookstove, water, clean energy, sustainable livelihoods
  • Location: Wyckoffckoff
  • Date of completion: 2016
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Deliverables & Resources
Empower 5000 women entrepreneurs in green economy businesses in Africa


CXCatalysts, International Trade Centre, UNDP, UN Foundation Global Alliance for Cookstoves, BPW, Wonderbag, Toyola Group, Greif

Description/achievement of initiative

Creating, upgrading and or supporting 5000 women-owned green economy businesses in clean energy, clean water, waste management or sustainable agriculture in Africa (to begin Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, tbd)

Implementation methodologies

Work with partners who 1) have women networks; 2) provide entrepreneurial, mentoring and business training; 3) have ecofriendly products/services; 4) provide financing to launch, upgrade and support women owned green businesses

Deliverable Date
1000 women green business owners 2013
1000 women green business owners 2014
1500 women green business owners 2015
1500 women green business owners 2016
Type Details
In-kind contribution products to be piloted
Staff / Technical expertise 1-3 people
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