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Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship

The Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship programme aims to advance women entrepreneurship and market participation in the Asia-Pacific region, resulting in poverty reduction, improved livelihoods and economic growth.

The programme works to create an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs to effectively start-up and/or expand their businesses. It takes a facilitative approach to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, by enhancing women entrepreneur's access and use of financial services; strengthening women entrepreneur's use of ICT and digital solutions to support their businesses; and through policy and governance initiatives. The programme undertakes on-the-ground implementation activities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam with policy and advocacy support accross South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific.

Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship

Contact Us

Ms. Sudha Gooty, Programme Manager, Social Development Division, [email protected]
Ms. Elena Mayer-Besting, Programme Management Officer, Trade Investment and Innovation Division, [email protected]
Mr. Robert De Jesus, Programme Officer, Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT), [email protected]