Facebook’s Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, says the company will intensify its female entrepreneurship training in 10 universities in Nigeria in 2019.
Speaking during the ”SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, Dzinoreva said that Facebook was collaborating with ”She Leads Africa” to intensify female entrepreneurship training in Nigeria.
She said that training would be intensified through its ”SheMeansBusiness” programme that was launched in Nigeria in 2018.
According to her, the company trained over 4,000 female entrepreneurs in the country in 2018, through the SheMeansBusiness programme.
”We are going to continue to train thousands of women as well this year. Not very different from what we did last year, the only difference this year is that we are going into university as well.
”So we are going to be crossing 10 different universities across the country, as well as continuing to train female entrepreneurs.
”The ideas of the programme is for women to come together to learn how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses, but in doing so, we also have a number of other types of engagements,” she said.
The Co-Founder, She Leads Africa, Afua Osei, said that this was the company’s third year of working with Facebook on a programme to teach, train and support women entrepreneurs.
”And last year, we had the opportunity to work on a programme that was just focused on women, understanding the unique challenges, as well as opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
”We changed more than 4,000 women all across Nigeria. So we are so excited that our training continued to have a serious impact in helping women all across Nigeria.
”This year we are going to drive around in Nigeria, and we are going to get 10 universities all across the country,” Ossei said.