Project profile — Making Trade Work for Women in Africa

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Overview

Overview

Making Trade Work for Women in Africa - Overview
CA-3-P005868001
$2,004,433
TFO Canada
2019-08-29 - 2024-05-31
Operational
Country / region • Ethiopia (25.00%)
• Madagascar (25.00%)
• Lesotho (25.00%)
• Uganda (25.00%)
Sector • Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (40.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business Development Services (25030) (10.00%)
• Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (10.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade facilitation (33120) (30.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade education/training (33181) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

The project aims to improve the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs working in the areas of apparel, textile, fashion accessories and home décor in Lesotho, Uganda, Madagascar and Ethiopia. The project works to provide training and technical assistance so women-led enterprises can increase their exports to Canada and other foreign markets. The project also aims to assist local trade support institutions (TSIs) to provide gender responsive market access services, and ensure women-owned enterprises are accessing those services and implementing export plans for Canadian and other foreign markets. Project activities include: (1) providing training and technical assistance on market access services to women-led enterprises; (2) providing training and technical assistance to local TSIs on sustainable business plans, which include new revenue generating services and funding opportunities from local and international funders; and (3) providing training and technical assistance to women-led enterprises to increase their access to the financial and human resources necessary to implement their export plans. The project aims to directly benefit 240 women-owned/led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that work to access gender responsive market services to access Canadian and other foreign markets, and 60 local TSI staff to receive training and technical assistance on self-sustaining governance structures that promote women leadership and gender responsive market access services to women led/owned SMEs in the targeted countries.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) local TSIs providing gender responsive market access services to women led/owned SMEs in target countries; and (2) women-owned/led SMEs implement export plans for Canadian and other foreign markets.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $623,369
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
30-05-2022 Disbursement $5,924
30-05-2022 Disbursement $268,371
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Making Trade Work for Women in Africa - Related information
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Global Affairs Canada
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