Inspiring, training and connecting women entrepreneurs with each other
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2019 to 2022
Empowering women entrepreneurs is vital in boosting economic productivity and growth across the world; and it is essential for the achievement of sustainable development. This is why we pay specific attention to fostering and supporting the growth of female entrepreneurship.
Aya is one of the key 2SCALE initiatives with direct and tangible impact on female entrepreneurship. It is a 6-month entrepreneurship track for women in agribusiness in Africa that builds on the experiences of the 2Scale program.
Aya was first launched in Ghana and building on the successes was in 2019 implemented in Ethiopia. Going through three phases, Aya provides inspiration, training and connection that results in improved and professionalized business models of female agri-entrepreneurs.
Aya combines online and offline training in addition to peer to peer learning. Going through 3 phases, Aya aims to provide inspiration, training and connection that results in improved and professionalized business models of female agri-entrepreneurs.
Get inspired: Through sharing stories, successes, failures, articles and more of already successful female agribusiness entrepreneurs on our website and via our social media channels we hope to inspire other women to persist in making their agribusiness successful.
Get trained: In our training we encourage female entrepreneurs to have a closer look at their business model using our own business model canvas tools, specifically targeting women in agribusiness. The tools will take them through topics like customer focused value propositions, finance, pitching and more.
Get connected: Ayal links the female entrepreneurs with already successful female agribusiness entrepreneurs to learn the tricks of the trade and get the roadmap they need towards success. But more importantly: we link female entrepreneurs to each other through online mentor groups so they can keep on dreaming, doing and persisting together.
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