“Agri-business, social entrepreneurship & the oceans economy to top the agenda at Womens Seminar…”
October 2019, Durban – The month of October is also observed as International Day of Rural Women (15 October), and recognizes the invaluable contributions made by rural women to development, further acknowledging the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing.
Ikhono Foundation will be reaching out to women of KwaZulu-Natal to present the various opportunities that exist for them in an effort to motivate, and empower women in rural areas who are in business and expose them to opportunities and sectors that they have not tapped into. It will also serve as a platform to attract those that have not started anything and stimulate their creative abilities. The rate of unemployment is extremely high and many young women end up falling in the cracks of societal ills. The advent of the fourth industrial revolution may pose a great threat for the spatially disadvantaged communities, if no efforts are made to bridge the skills and technology gap.
Date: 25 October 2019
Venue: ZCBF Community Park, Penguin Pride, Richards Bay
RSVP: 031 266 9938 or WhatsApp: 067 111 7137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (RSVP Essential)
The event programme will feature the following expert components:
- Climate Smart Agribusiness & Food Security
- Women with Disabilities & Economic Equity
- Opportunities in the Agriculture Food Chain, Ocean Economy, Renewable Energy & Tourism
- Understanding Social Entrepreneurship
- Funding & Support for Entrepreneurs
The importance economic participation of women is globally is well understood. In South Africa, support for black women and youth entrepreneurs in particular continues to be critical to unlocking South Africa’s entrepreneurial potential. There is a slight improvement on the gap between the number of male and female entrepreneurs, this means efforts focused on
the development of women owned businesses do pay off, but it’s still predominantly males. The case is worse for women in rural areas when compared to women in urban areas in terms of education and skills development.
About Ikhono Foundation:
Ikhono Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing support and intervention mechanisms that seek to empower women and youth in areas of education, skills development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy with a key focus on rural areas.
For General Enquiries:
Phumzile Majola (Project Manager)
Tel: 031 266 9938 / Cell:
For Media Enquiries:
Tel: 031 266 9938 / Cell: 061 006 6162