Women-UP is an Egyptian initiative funded by the EuropeAid, and coordinated by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in cooperation with SEKEM Foundation and Techno Khair Foundation..

OUR VISION

Fostering women participation in local development via intensifying the socio-economic impacts of female start-ups and micro businesses. It targets the empowerment of young female social entrepreneurs with special emphasis on the women single headed households who led micro businesses.

OUR MISSION

Boosting the role and potential of women businesses in Egypt by enabling environment for their start-ups and creating a sustainable support between young female social entrepreneurs and women single headed households who led micro business.

OBJECTIVES

ACTIVITIES

Identify and assess demands of selected female households’ micro-businesses in WEF sectors.

Establishment of the Women Social Innovation Centre

Creating Forums and interactive discussion through the Women Entrepreneurs Platform

Providing technical support for the Women Entrepreneurs in Egypt (Training sessions and capacity building)

Helpdesk for financial support and guidance for getting funding

Reinforce women WEF social enterprises within the Incubation stage of the project

Matchmaking activities

Organizing policy advocacy and public-private dialogue actions

Outputs of the project during 2018 and 2019:

  • Identify and assess demands of selected female households’ micro-businesses in WEF sectors
  • Establishment of the Women Social Innovation Centre;
  • Creating Forums and interactive discussion through the Women Entrepreneurs Platform
  • Providing technical support for the Women Entrepreneurs in Egypt (Training sessions and capacity building)
  • Helpdesk for financial support and guidance for getting funding
  • Reinforce women WEF social enterprises within the Incubation stage of the project
  • Matchmaking activities
  • Organizing policy advocacy and public-private dialogue actions

Outcomes
& Expected Impact

  • Women-UP will have a positive impact on the women-business culture in Egypt. The project will provide the target groups with the necessary physical facilities and consultancies through the “Women Social Innovation Centre” as well as through this platform.
  • Women-UP will organise workshops and policy dialogues within its activities with the engagement of policy makers and public-private stakeholders aiming to identifying the current situation of women and to provide recommendation for the future where further steps will be taken for the development of women entrepreneurs’ situation in Egypt and for their empowerment.
  • Trainings and info-sessions will be carried out for the households’ women entrepreneurs with the scope of improving their leadership and vocational skills and encouraging the spirit of social rights in them and motivating them to continue their journey and enlarge their business.
  • Women-UP will carry out Demo Days for female social entrepreneurs, marketplaces for single headed micro businesses and Brokerage Events within the project life and beyond and these activities will be organised in different areas in Egypt.

Address:
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
(Women-UP Project Coordinator)
101 Kasr Al-Aini Street, 6th floor, 11516, Cairo, Egypt

Contact us:
Tel: +20227964421
E-mail: womenup@asrt.sci.eg

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This project is funded by the European Union – Grant Agreement No. ENI/2017/394-091
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