Together with Yente Foundation, Goodget hosted a Business Forum at the Royal Netherlands Embassy on 24. October 2014. The topic was:

 “Entrepreneurship & Social Business – Charting the Path Ahead”

The aim of the forum was to strategize and deploy action plans towards effective preparedness by local women entrepreneurs and organizations for the paradigm shift that development financing and access to credit is currently undergoing under the over arching sub-themes:

  • Funding Trends & Self-financing for West African Organizations and Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship as the mode for Financial and Environmental Sustainability
  • Capacity Building Needs
  • Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs

With speakers from Acumen, the African Women’s Development Fund, and local businesses run by women entrepreneurs, the forum was a big success. It was also the kick-off of our Crowd Funding Campaign for the Business & Innovation Centre for Women Entrepreneurs. All donations will be tripled by DOEN Foundation, so please make your donation here.

The outcomes of the deliberations will serve as a guide to the establishment of a Business & Innovation Centre for Women Entrepreneurs by Goodget, the Yente Foundation and various other partners in 2015.