Knowledge Sharing Session #2: Women Economic Empowerment in Private sector in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States

On 23 February 2024, from 3 pm to 5 pm (CET), the OACPS Secretariat, with the support of Business ACP, will organise a webinar-based Knowledge Sharing session on successful initiatives developed by the Intra-ACP PSD programmes in the area of Women Economic Empowerment.

The session is part of the Knowledge Sharing Cycle (KSC) which aims at showing how the Intra-ACP Programmes are addressing disparities issues besetting OACPS private sector. This second session will document disparities and barriers that prevent women from economically empowering themselves.

Gender disparities in access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities are significant barriers to women’s economic empowerment. While the specific challenges can vary from one country to another, some common and overarching issues include: access to financial resources; employment opportunities; entrepreneurship and business ownership; legal rights; access to education and skills development; data collection and research, etc.
Addressing these disparities and barriers requires a multi-dimensional approach involving governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector working together to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in ACP states.

Download here the Knowledge Base on Economic Empowerment of Women (EN)

Téléchargez ici la Base de Connaissances sur l’Autonomisation économique des femmes (FR)


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Knowledge Sharing session #1: Digitalisation

On 17th October 2023, from 3pm to 5 pm (CET), the OACPS Secretariat, with the support of Business ACP, will organise a webinar-based Knowledge Sharing Cycle (KSC) on successful initiatives developed by the Intra-ACP PSD programmes.

Over the years, the Intra-ACP Private Sector Development (PSD) Strategy has been implemented through the Intra-ACP programmes aimed at supporting key Private Sector areas including business environment reform, value chains development, financial inclusion, access to finance for MSMEs, informal economy, digitalisation and women/youth economic empowerment, among others.

The Knowledge Sharing Cycle consists of five sessions of 2 hours each focused on strategic Private Sector areas: (1) Digitalisation, (2) Women Economic Empowerment, (3) Agri-business, (4) Green/Blue Economy, (5) Knowledge Management and Sustainability. It is an opportunity to fuel the discussion and boost the knowledge around these topics, leveraging on the Intra-ACP PSD programmes experience. 

The first session is on Digitalisation in Private Sector Development in ACP countries and the involvement of the Intra-ACP programmes to the development of this key cross-cutting area.  

Download here the Knowledge Base on Digitalisation (EN)

Téléchargez ici la Base de Connaissances sur la Digitalisation (FR)

Download the final report HERE



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