Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Women Entrepreneurial Programme Nigeria

Nigeria's Government has announced that it is inviting Women to take part in the YouWiN! Women, entrepreneurial scheme which is designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less. Women in ICT Blog notes that the initiative was developed to accelerate the progress of young enterprising Nigerian women. The aim of the scheme appears to be support of such women in launching and running sustainable business enterprises that will create jobs and foster change in Nigeria.

YouWiN! means Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. Women in ICT blog notes that it is intended to be an innovative business plan competition geared towards job creation and enterprise development by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute innovative, business ideas.

There is certainly a need for strategic initiatives that will support entrepreneurship development in Nigeria, especially amongst women. The need for capacity building - skill development, access to information and funding - is glaring. Women need to live their dreams and society needs their contributions to create a better world. The stand of Women in ICT Blog is that this is a commendable initiative provided it is inclusive and merit based. In particular this blog recommends that to ensure significant job creation impact, projects that involve ICT and innovation should be prioritized.  

Method of Application

To enter, log on to YOU WIN WEBSITE

Entries close October 14th, 2012
1,200 Winners to get up to N10 Million Open to Young Women 18-45 yrs.

YouWIN! is an initiative of the Federal Ministries of Finance, Youth Development, Communications Technology and Women Affairs

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