The Samoa Business Hub (SBH) and APCICT/ESCAP organized a Training of Trainers: Enhancing the capacities of women entrepreneurs in Samoa on using ICT tools in their businesses on 21 January 2021, in Apia, Samoa. The TOT aims to strengthen capacities of SBH’s trainers in providing training support to women entrepreneurs on using digital tools in financial management and is part of the "ICT Accelerate" initiative. Following the TOT, community-level workshops will be organized for women-owned micro and small enterprises in Upolu and Savaii in the first half of 2021.
"ICT Accelerate" is supported by 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 digital technologies, and support the development of gender-responsive business development and investment policies and programs.
For more information on the Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship project, please visit: https://www.unescap.org/projects/cwe
To find out more about APCICT’s work in the area of ICT for women entrepreneurship, please visit: http://www.unapcict.org/flagship-programmes/wifi