Empower 5000 women entrepreneurs in green economy businesses in Africa
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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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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
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
In-kind contribution products to be piloted
Staff / Technical expertise 1-3 people
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

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