The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) joined the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) in conducting an online training program on e-Commerce in Thailand from 13 to 14 September 2021 (1:00pm to 6:00pm, UTC+7).
Workshop on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
In an effort to strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh in using digital technologies in their businesses, the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) organized a 5-day virtual training on Digital Skills on Financial Management and Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs, from 22 to 27 May 2021.
In an effort to strengthen the capacities of women entrepreneurs to use ICT applications in support of financial decision making and business growth, Samoa Business Hub (SBH) organized a series of community-level trainings in Savaii, from 6 to 16 April 2021, under the “ICT Accelerate” project.
Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam
The E-Commerce Development Centre (EDC), Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam and APCICT/ESCAP organized a Training of Trainers on E-Commerce Application for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Small Businesses in Viet Nam from 18 to 23 December 2020 in Hanoi. The training aims to enhance the business knowledge and practical skills of trainers in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing and communication, as well as cross-border e-commerce.
Following the National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Cambodia, the Secretariat of One Village One Product and APCICT conducted series of training workshop from 31 August – 14 December 2018 across 5 provinces (Kampot, Sihanouk Ville, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, and Battambang) of Cambodia. Attended by 195 local women entrepreneurs, women entrepreneur associations, and students, the training aimed to strengthen their skills and knowledge in utilizing ICT in planning and managing business.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communications Technologies - A Practical Guide
The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognized as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women while reducing poverty and gender inequality. Women entrepreneurs are offered new opportunities by ICTs to start and grow businesses. Through new as well as traditional forms of ICTs, women entrepreneurs are reaching out to customers, becoming more efficient and building businesses in ways they could not do before.
This study is part of a strategic initiative titled, ‘Accelerating Women Entrepreneurship: A Roadmap to 2020’.
It was conducted to gain an overview of the current state of the entrepreneurial environment for women entrepreneurs and to provide a course of action. The objectives are:
- to evaluate the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs
- to identify major challenges being faced by women entrepreneurs in starting and expanding their business
The ESCAP and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women launched a joint programme to promote enabling policy and legal environments for women’s entrepreneurship in four countries in Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, China, India and Malaysia.
This paper examines the role of ICT in the development of entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprise(SME) in Nigeria.
Developing Women's Entrepreneurship and E-Business in Green Cooperatives in the Asian and Pacific Region
This guidebook was developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) as part of one of many activities of the ESCAP project entitled “Establishment of Sustainable e-Business and Network for Green Cooperative Enterprises for Women in Rural Communities”, which was funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea.