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Cameroon’s urban women acquire entrepreneurial skills

A Non-Governmental Organisation, dubbed Tabwand Support Network, has commenced the training of some urban women in Yaounde in the area…

A Non-Governmental Organisation, dubbed Tabwand Support Network, has commenced the training of some urban women in Yaounde in the area of ICTs and the values of entrepreneurship.

The idea, according to Bertha Yenwo Yiberla, founder of the NGO, is to equip urban women with business skills for economic development so as to reinforce their contribution to economic growth.

To her, much focus over the years has been on empowering the rural woman, forgetting that the urban woman also has a role to play in development.

Yiberla notes that women play pivotal role in the economic development of the country but yet lack the necessary exposure to the outside world, entrepreneurial and market skills. A situation which she says impedes their contribution to development.

This training she went on, is therefore a milieu to present the urban woman as a game changer and identify how she could contribute towards development.

“Urban women can be used as instrument to both economic growth. Urban women have an edge…they have skills and competence. They can be used as relay to help the rural women target economic growth and build an entrepreneurial culture which is essential for a new economic drive” she said.

Yiberla hopes that at the end of the training, the participants will be empowered with knowledge to stand up to challenges, develop the culture of networking while building communication skills.

The training is taking place under the theme: “Urban women and the challenges of economic growth.”

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