The Women’s Economic Empowerment Program

Women’s Economic Empowerment Program

About The Women’s Economic Empowerment Program

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Program (WEE) addresses barriers women face in the Somali private sector.  This initiative is designed to provide the necessary support to help growth-oriented women entrepreneurs scale up and grow their businesses, while strengthening and enhancing local entrepreneurial ecosystems around the specific needs of their firms. This allows program participants to produce measurable economic impact and job growth in their local communities. 

Impact Focus

The project will implement a series of support activities to create an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs that will strengthen the capacity of women’s business associations, engage government on economic policy and regulatory reforms, support the growth of women-owned businesses, and create an environment that fosters greater participation of women in the Somali private sector.


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