12 benefit from SNV Cohort 3 Incubation programme

Incubation Programme
By Juliet Aguiar DUGBARTEY, Anaji

Twelve Small and Medium Enterprises (female-owned businesses) in the Western Region are to benefit from SNV Cohort 3 Incubation Programme.

The beneficiaries, four from each of the three partner hubs namely; Duapa Werkspace, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) U-Hub and Social Entrepreneurship are under Result four of the GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme.

“They will do a tailored made training, looking at their business needs and then go through business management skills, support them to get access to funding, access to market and finance, proper record keeping as well as support them to develop pitching skills before they can sell their business idea to potential investors for a period of six-months.”

Hilda Abambire, Business Development and Market Linkages Advisor, SNV- GrEEn Project told B&FT in an interview during the launch of the programme by Duapa Werkspace in Takoradi.

GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme

She explained that “we decided to give the chance to only female owned businesses because with the previous two Cohorts, we had 70% male owned businesses and 30 % female; and this Cohort 3, will help bridge the gap”.

She said the Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year project implemented in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana. The project is a European Union funded programme, implemented by SNV and the United Nations Capital Development Fund.

The project she said seeks to support the development and scale-up of businesses in the agriculture sector, renewable energy as well as water and sanitation; “We are launching this today in collaboration with Duapa Werkspace to support or women to build their businesses”.

Kenneth Ferguson -Laing, Communications and Community Associate of Duapa Werkspace explained that four female-led businesses were selected from the organization for the Cohort 3.

He mentioned Aniwasu Garments, MatPat Poultry farms, Eggs and More as well as Eustace @Gracefarms as the four female-led businesses that will be trained for a six-months period.

He urged entrepreneurs to be innovative and build businesses that can scale-up beyond the country.




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