The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
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Jun 8

EDD 2017: Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

EDD 2017: Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

Event Overview

Enabling women’s economic participation for sustainable growth and rural development.

Women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and inclusive growth, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 8. Gender responsive policies, services and business ecosystems are crucial to enable the development and scaling up of female-led enterprises. This, in turn, helps to generate decent work, achieve gender equality, reduce poverty and ensure stronger economies and resilient societies. The number of successful female-led businesses is a testament to women’s contribution to sustainable development and the economy. However, their value remains largely overlooked and their potential untapped. This session will debate winning approaches and best practices to support women’s entrepreneurship in agri-business based on successful cases in entering lucrative markets and business expansion.

Panellists

Heike Rüttgers

Head of Division, ACP Policy and Portfolio, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Kobusingye Lovin

Managing Director, Kati Farms, Uganda

Marie-Joseph Medzeme Engama

Director of Programs and Cooperation, PROPAC

Vanessa Erogbogbo

Head of Women and Trade Programme International Trade Centre

Moderators

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Speakers

Panellists

Heike Rüttgers

Head of Division, ACP Policy and Portfolio, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Kobusingye Lovin

Managing Director, Kati Farms, Uganda

Marie-Joseph Medzeme Engama

Director of Programs and Cooperation, PROPAC

Vanessa Erogbogbo

Head of Women and Trade Programme International Trade Centre

Moderators

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • PAFO

    PAFO is a network of Farmers Organizations across the African continent. It's aim is to improve communication, collaboration and information/knowledge sharing among stakeholders. Through PAFO, the sub-regional networks of farmers’ organizations and agricultural producers of the Maghreb (UMAGRI), of the Southern Africa (SACAU), of Central Africa (PROPAC), of the Eastern Africa (EAFF) and of West Africa (ROPPA), are working together since 2003 on continental issues of interest having a significant impact on African agriculture.

  • AgriCord

    AgriCord is the network of "agri-agencies", non-governmental organisations for development cooperation with structural links to the farmers' and rural members' organisations in their home countries (8 EU Member states, Canada, Senegal and Asia). AgriCord and agri-agencies provide support to farmers' organisations in developing countries, covering both capacity building and concrete operations.