Picture: The ANWBN executives with Mrs. Ngone Diop, Sub-Regional Director, West Africa UN Economic Commission for Africa.

The UN Economic Commission for Africa, ECA, headed by the West Africa Sub-Regional Director, Mrs. Ngone Diop, in conjunction with ANWBN organised The West African Business forum with the theme Empowering Women and Youths to spur Africa’s Transformation Agenda.

Mrs. Diop in a private meeting with Executives of ANWBN, where Commonwealth Businesswomen Network Nigeria is one of the member Association spoke about the focus of the forum which were:

  1. Advantage of collaborations within women to explore full potential of opportunities available to scale up.
  2. Improvement in Information technology to aid African business.
  3. Data capture of all Women and Youth owned businesses to enable ease of reference and access to West African cross boarder Trade.
  4. Harnessing the advantages of AfCTA using the Women coalition.
  5. Setting up funding structure available from International donor agencies especially for Women owned businesses to access, rather than going through individual country commercial banking system.

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