WINDHOEK: The Women’s for Action Development (EAD) organisation, in partnership with Lann Development Consultancy Sweden, Chamber Trade Sweden and Namibia Employers’ Federation (NEF), yesterday launched a project to assist Namibian women grow in business.
The project called ‘Wise Economy Partner Driven Cooperation’ seeks to train between 200 and 300 women for one year to run their own businesses.
The WAD Executive Director Veronica de Klerk said during the launch in the capital that it came to their attention that some women at the entry level of business operations, for example hawkers, are so successful that they are even able to pay for their children’s university expenses.
She said this proves the point that many women at this level indeed have exceptional business acumen which cannot be left without further training.
De Klerk said WAD and NEF will promote women’s economic empowerment in Namibia, and promote its organisational development for the upliftment of women’s entrepreneurship in Namibia.