AMI and Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs partner to offer free business skills to female entrepreneurs in Rwanda
3rd December 2020
The African Management Institute (AMI) has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs operating under the Private Sector Federation to provide business skills and tools to women entrepreneurs to help their businesses to recover from effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership will see at least 100 female entrepreneurs in Rwanda receive advanced training and advisory to support their businesses to thrive.
Through this agreement, entrepreneurs who apply will access AMI’s Business Survival Bootcamp, a fully virtual one-month programme that focuses on scenario planning, organisational risk assessment and cash flow forecasting.
Additionally, they will go through AMI’s Survive to Thrive, an advanced programme that is offered virtually over six-months to support entrepreneurs and business owners to thrive. In this programme, entrepreneurs will be provided with the skills, tools and strategies to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic, begin the recovery process and lay the foundation to thrive in the future. New learning content has also been added to the programme to address the specific challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.
These two programmes, available in both English and Kinyarwanda, will increase the number of businesses that recover strongly from the crisis, while supporting staff retention and job creation. The practical skills, tools, and network from the programmes will enable businesses to get back on track, adapt, grow and be resilient to future shocks.
Female entrepreneurs interested in participating in the free virtual training programmes can apply at www.africanmanagers.org/womenchamber-rw.
African Management Institute (AMI)
AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, through practical tools and training. We equip entrepreneurs with tools to build their business, help companies train their teams and run work readiness programmes for young people starting their careers. AMI’s programmes combine online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice and support. During the COVID period AMI is delivering fully virtual programming across the continent.
AMI has worked with a range of businesses and organisations to support entrepreneurs and managers build and grow their businesses across Africa including Uber, Nestle, Radisson Blu, Mastercard Foundation, USAID, Shell Foundation and Equity Bank. AMI has directly trained over 30,000 people in over 30 countries.
AMI has offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Kigali, Rwanda, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
For more information on AMI visit: www.africanmanagers.org
The Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs-PSF
The Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs was established in 2005 with a Vision is to be a world class umbrella organization that supports women entrepreneurs to become active and successful economic leaders and catalysts of sustainable socio-economic development.
The Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs supports women entrepreneurs to build competitive, profitable and sustainable businesses with a mission of empowering Rwandan women entrepreneurs by facilitating them to access tailor-made business development services for competitiveness.
The Chamber aims to empower and support at least 1,000 women businesses per year and reach 40 000 women entrepreneurs by 2024.
The Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs supports women entrepreneurs across 8 sectors of activities: Tourism, Art & Craft, Agriculture, Industry, Liberal professionals, ICT, Commerce and services and Finance.
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