SHE TRADES IN THE GAMBIA – BUSINESS EXPANSION SUPPORT

FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

IN HORTICULTRE AND TEXTILE & GARMETS


SheTrades in The Gambia enables Gambian women to benefit from economic participation, with a focus on the horticulture and textiles & garments value chains. The project convenes public-private platforms to support women’s economic empowerment, to work with the business support ecosystem to improve their performance and offering, to strengthen the technical and production capacity of women-owned businesses, and enhance business and market linkages.

This programme is targeting women entrepreneurs who are in the expansion phase of their business journey, who have at least 2 employees and who are currently looking to expand, for example by targeting new markets or seeking investment.

DATES

January – December 2020

PROGRAMME

Tailored business coaching, incl. training on quality, business operations & processes, packaging, value chain management, accessing investments & funding, other business topics depending on company needs; participation in national & regional trade fairs; a feature in directory of leading companies in The Gambia.


TARGET GROUP
  • Be at least 30% women-owned, managed & controlled
  • Be majority Gambian owned
  • Be a registered businesses in The Gambia
  • Be active in the horticulture value chain (incl. processing of horticultural goods into juice, oils, dried foods, animal feeds or cosmetics & product aggregation and marketing)
  • Be active in the textiles & garments production value chain (incl. design, weaving, construction, tying, dyeing, cotton growing etc.)
  • Have at least 2 employees
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Motivation letter
Copy of your business registration certificate
Summary of your business (1-3 pages) illustrating that your business meets the criteria outlined above
The application documents should be filled, signed, and submitted by email to SheTradesGambia@intracen.org
Deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 17 November 2019 at 11.59 pm. Selected women-owned businesses will be invited to an interview at the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment in December 2019.
Up to 30 entrepreneurs in the horticulture sector as well as the textile and garment sector will then commit to at least 2 days per month from January 2020 to December 2020 where they attend trainings and trade fairs, host company visits, plus additional time to implement learnings, further develop their products, and make changes in their businesses.


For more information visit https://www.shetrades.com/en/projects/shetrades-gambia I For queries, please contact us via the above email address.