A project to promote women entrepreneurship education in tourism and hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa. WITH is her two-year initiative aimed at upskilling and empowering a new generation of climate and sustainability conscious women in-house entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and managers.
Seville, Spain – Seven African and European organizations have partnered to form a consortium and launch a project. WITH: Promoting Female Entrepreneurship Education in Tourism and Hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jointly funded by the European Union, WITH was officially launched last week in Seville, Spain.
Our partner organizations are: African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), South Africa. Seville Official Chamber of Commerce, Services and Navigation,Spain. International consulting and mobility agency (INCOMA), Spain. Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), Nigeria. Centro Studio Initiative Europe (CESIE), Italy. equipment consulting group, Malawi.and Gift Women Link FoundationUganda.
WITH aims to upskill and empower a new generation of climate- and sustainability-conscious women in-house entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and managers to succeed in the tourism and hospitality industry in Sub-Saharan Africa2. It’s an annual effort.
The main purpose of WITH is to equip young women with the soft skills and personal and social competencies they need to succeed as entrepreneurs, and to equip trainers and educators with knowledge and skills tailored to labor market needs and international practices. To support the updating of practices and to introduce and promote the concept of sustainable tourism and hospitality. , collaborating with vocational education and training (VET) and labor market active public and private institutions to increase experiential learning opportunities.
Francisco Herrero LeonThe President of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Services and Navigation of Seville welcomed the WITH Partners at their headquarters for the kick-off meeting last week, confirming the organization’s participation in projects promoting entrepreneurship and services navigation. said he was very proud of Women are connected.
“At the Seville Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we are passionate about improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem every day, especially in recent years by strengthening the role of women entrepreneurs and supporting them through programs and initiatives. We would like to continue supporting female entrepreneurs around the world through the WITH project.
“The kick-off meeting is just an inspirational starting point for the organization. Over the past two years, European and African institutions have worked together to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit of young women in We will bring sustainability awareness to a new generation in the hospitality field.”
Founder and CEO of AWIEF, Eileen OrkemAdded: “We are passionate about helping African women entrepreneurs build and scale innovative, sustainable next generation businesses that will impact the lives of all of us in the years to come. As a WITH project, we are taking this to the next level by engaging in effective multi-stakeholder partnerships, mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise and resources to help achieve Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals. To do.”
Juan GuerreroINCOMA’s Head of Research and Innovation, said: “INCOMA will bring over 20 years of experience in highly relevant projects such as ATHENA, SMART Volunteering for Women Migrants, CulTVET and EU4BCC. We are very excited and inspired and look forward to starting to see results.”
Julia TarantinoCESIE International Cooperation Coordinator said: “CESIE is excited to work on the WITH project as it focuses three key aspects of our work at the heart of our work: women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and tourism. As we have developed an initiative to provide training and coaching opportunities to those interested in starting a business, we will strive to leverage all these experiences to actively contribute to the WITH project.”
Rollins TiticaManaging Director of Equip Consulting Group, said:WITH Project inspires young women to seize opportunities, overcome challenges and realize their entrepreneurial goals. This generation is committed to bypassing existing barriers to economic development in our country, and Equip Consulting Group is excited to work with our partners in Africa and Europe to help achieve economic growth. increase. “
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