"We are at the dawn of the African Women's Decade ....We need to empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy here. When those women take their rightful place at the negotiating table, in the parliament and in leadership positions across society, we can unleash Africa's enormous potential"
The Congolese Females Action for Promoting Rights & Development (COFAPRI) is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo. The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock. The fundamental mission of COFAPRI is to give moral and material assistance to rural women and girls of the DR Congo who have been raped and those who suffer domestic violence read more....
Rolake Akinkugbe heads the Energy and Oil & Gas Research at pan-African Ecobank. She is the bank’s energy and natural resources expert, and manages Ecobank’s research output across the energy industry value chain, covering a wide range of energy products and industry players. Rolake is a regular media commentator and conference presenter on global and African energy and natural resources, and investment. read more...
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Early 2013, 100 women entrepreneurs and members of Joyful Women's Organization (JoyWo), a local NGO in Eldoret, Kenya were brought together with UN Women's support to expand their business and finance skills. The women, who are mostly poultry farmers in rural Kenya, plan to put their newfound knowledge to grow their own businesses and to share with other women. "I want to tell women that they can start small and grow," says Irene Rotich, one of the women poultry farmers.