WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LIVELIHOOD INITIATIVE (WELI)

The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood initiative (WELI) seeks to address some of the post-covid related challenges through a youth-centred and gender-responsive economic empowerment project. The ultimate outcome of this project is to increase economic empowerment to strengthen resilience for Adolescent Girls and Young Women most affected by COVID-19 in targeted areas in Ghana and Senegal.

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YBSI

YOUNG FEMALE BUSINESS SUPPORT INITIATIVE (YFBSI)

Women remain disproportionately excluded from the formal financial system. According to the 2014 Global Findex, more than one billion women are still excluded, and there is a 9% gender gap in account ownership across developing economies. The YFBSI Initiative by the Africa Skills Hub is designed to provide female owned Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across Ghana an opportunity to access finance and world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ACE)

Initially dubbed as ‘Investor Readiness Bootcamp,’ in response to the economic downturn posed by COVID-19 to businesses due to the ban on travel and lockdowns. ACE was developed in response to the hardship posed by COVID-19 restrictions. Africa Skills Hub in partnership with Whitehall Advisors Ltd seeks to build the entrepreneurs capacity in marketing intelligence, effective business development techniques, grant them access to capital in the form of soft loans and other resources needed to revamp their operations.

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Ask the expert

ASK THE EXPERT HR

COVID-19 caused major disruptions in the way we live. Lockdowns and travel restrictions brought about many forms of hardship to young entrepreneurs and professionals alike. At Africa Skills Hub, we introduced the ‘Ask the Expert HR’ virtual mentorship program to facilitate skills upgrade especially in the area of soft skills for young people.