Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

Partner: The Asia Foundation
Country: Bangladesh
Start date: 01/06/2013
Project type: Entrepreneurship
Project reach: 1,500 direct beneficiaries

The Asia Foundation and the GSRD Foundation support the expansion of economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. The program enhances knowledge skills and participants learn about the application of ICT tools and leveraging networking opportunities.

The objective of the program is to promote the use of ICT tools and increase networking among district level women entrepreneurs through targeted capacity building and organising networking events while expanding access to new markets and diversifying income sources.

The program offers a range of activities: broadcast training, promotion of ICT for women entrepreneurs via local Radio stations, training on the usage of various e-platforms, and National Level Public/Private Dialogues to highlight the effectiveness of the ICT tools. In addition, a Business Design Lab has been launched to enhance networking, collaboration and further the training of the women.

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and local expertise, their programs address issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. Read more about The Asia Foundation.