Group Trains Women On Digital Entrepreneurship In Kaduna

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A Belgium-based Non-Governmental Organisation, Digital African Woman, (DAW), in collaboration with Kaduna State Government has commenced a six-weeks training of women on digital entrepreneurship.

DAW’s Chief Executive Officer, Khadijat Abdulkadir, told newsmen at the side line event in Kaduna on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that the goal was to develop women across Africa into technology-driven business owners.

Abdulkadir explained that the training is to help women entrepreneurs develop their products and maximise their potential to attract investors.

She said that the six weeks training tagged, “DAW Business Innovative Training Programme”, is designed for women-led enterprises across the country to help develop their ideas with sound business models and technology.

According to her, participants would be train on start-up pitch, branding and marketing, design thinking, pricing and sales logistics and product valuation among others.

She said that the training would end with a one-day conference, where participants would have to pitch to DAW’s pool of investors on July 28, 2018 for funding.
“In the long run, the female entrepreneurs will be equipped with the needed digital skills to help them tap from the flourishing digital economy.

“The development will enable the entrepreneurs leverage more access to international networks, technical skills and visibility, resulting in having an outlet to grow their potential businesses and extend exposure to various investments opportunities using available digital platforms.

“The grand finale will be a celebration and Award Ceremony Ball for the most creative and innovative participant,” she added.

Abdulkadir disclosed that 65 women are participating, adding that there were still room for additional 15 participants who could register if interested at Kaduna ICT Hub.

“For details, interested female entrepreneurs can log in to our website:www.digitalafricanwoman.org or follow us on Twitter: @WomanDigital, Facebook: Digital African Woman and Instagram: DIGITALAFRICANWOMAN,” she added.

The beneficiaries thanked DAW and the Kaduna State Government for the opportunity to improve their skills and…

One of them, Yewande Adebayo, founder of Wande Clothing, Lagos, South-West, Nigeria, stated that the training would provide her with the needed skills to rebrand her fashion business digitally.

Another participant, Aisha Bidawa described the training as a life changer, adding that the training would provide her with more access to opportunities on line to market and expand her Jewellery business.

Digital African Woman is a social enterprise focused on inspiring, training and developing African women into the fields of technology and entrepreneurship.

Its mission is to develop and support innovation for female led businesses across Africa and the diaspora through active training in digital skill development and business ideation.

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