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Israel to Engage Ghanaian Women on Socio-Economic Dev’t


The Embassy of the State of Israel in Accra in collaboration with the Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG) and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will from Monday, 9 July to Friday, 20 July host Dr. Michal Sela, a MASHAV resource trainer to lead in a series of workshops and dialogue programmes for women in Ghana.

Dr Sela is a MASHAV resource trainer, who is also the former Chief Director of Women’s Lobby in Israel and currently an advocator and trainer for women sensitivity and entrepreneurship.

Her expertise ranges from community mobilisation and local leadership to organisational development; women’s rights, empowerment and project management, among others.

A statement from the Israeli Embassy, copied to, said: “About 30 women from different career backgrounds, levels and belonging to different social groups, will benefit from this initiative by Israel’s Agency for International Development and Cooperation (MASHAV) in collaboration with the Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), Amicus Onlus, Inner-City Development Foundation (IDF), Oaks & Wuuds and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.”

The workshop will also focus on areas such as gender sensitivity, women as agents for change, women as business entrepreneurs, mentorship, among others.

At the end of the workshops, it is envisaged that the women will be equipped with tools and skills that will help them become change agents in their respective communities in the spheres of entrepreneurship as well as overcome obstacles, specifically related to their professions.

The Embassy hopes that these collaborations will pave the way for possible long-term cooperation between MASHAV and Ghana in the areas of women’s personal, economic and social empowerment at different levels (governmental, civil society and private sector).

Source: ClassFMonline

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