The Executive Director of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa, Remy Chukwunyere yesterday revealed that the center has trained and empowered over 1,000 young women in Imo State.
He made this revelation while speaking at the International Women’s Month seminar on “Access to Finance Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs”, organized by the SME.ng, #NACCIMA and #ACCI in Abuja on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Remy Chukwunyere used the opportunity to announce various access to finance opportunities for women at the Ugwumba Leadership Center.
According to him, the annual #UgwumbaEnterpriseChallenge, which is an idea pitching and grant competition for young #entrepreneurs and #innovators is open to Nigerian youths, both male and female between 18 and 30 years, who have ideas that can be transformed into business ventures and #socialenterprises. He also announced their women-only programs, which include the “Young Women in Technology Challenge”, another idea pitching competition aimed at supporting other stakeholders in building an ecosystem for women that have tech based innovations and the “Fund Her Project”, which is a microcredit program that supports market women and farmers.
Finally, he said that over 1,000 young women in Imo State have been empowered with starter kits after being trained in various skills, such as fashion designing, hair dressing, make up arts, photography, poultry farming, fish farming, etc.
He thereafter informed the audience made up of the Hon Minister for Women Affairs, the President of NACCIMA, President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Managing Partner of SME.ng, representatives of the CBN, NAFDAC, Development Bank of Nigeria, SON, Abuja Enterprise Agency, etc that the President of the Leadership Center, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu sees the impacts of the Center as his contributions to job creation and unemployment reduction in the country.
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