APCICT/ESCAP, in collaboration with SHE Investments, a business incubator for women-owned micro-small businesses in Cambodia, conducted a Training of Trainers on ICT and Basic Financial Management for Women Entrepreneurs in Phnom Penh on 5-7 November 2019. The TOT aims to train local trainers to deliver basic business financial management training, including the use of a bookkeeping mobile app, to Cambodian women micro entrepreneurs. It gathered 47 local resource persons and programme officers from national ministries and non-governmental organizations that have been identified as key stakeholders and partner organizations for the future rollout of the ICT training.
The training was undertaken as part of ESCAP’ s five year (2018-2023) regional programme on “Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship - Creating a Gender-Responsive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” funded by the Government of Canada. The programme endeavors to advance women’s economic empowerment and to increase women entrepreneurs’ access to capital through innovative financing mechanisms, increase women entrepreneurs’ use of business development services and financial technologies, and support the development of gender-responsive business development and investment policies and programs. In addition to Cambodia, the programme is being implemented in Bangladesh, Fiji, Nepal Samoa, and Viet Nam.
For more information on APCICT’s work in the area of ICT for women entrepreneurship, please visit: http://www.unapcict.org/flagship-programmes/wifi