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Togo prepares for a Women Entrepreneurship Forum

(Togo First) – UN Women, the World Bank, PNUD-Togo and some other institutions are planning to organize in Lomé an entrepreneurship forum for Togolese women. Oulimata Sarr, Head of UN Women Africa, Hawa Cissé Wagué, World Bank’s representative resident in Togo, and Aliou Dia, Head of PNUD-Togo, recently met to discuss the project.

The event aims at further boosting women entrepreneurship in the country. Last year, data shows, 25% of businesses created in Togo were owned by women. Though slight, this is an improvement compared to the 22.42% recorded in 2015. However, Togo wants to raise this figure to 28%, in line with expectations of UN Women, the World Bank, PNUD-Togo, among others.

While the date of the forum is yet to be known, one thing is sure: it aims at empowering women in Togo, by fostering their economic growth.

Séna Akoda

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