New Women School of Leadership

The launch of Fairtrade Africa’s new Women School of Leadership in May 12th in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire will be based on a year-long training based on 10 modules.

The new Women School of Leadership aimes at supporting marginalised women farmers and the next generation of farmers to attain power and agency. The courses that will be covered in the module include Human Rights and Women’s Human Rights, Fairtrade Standards and Gender Strategy, Developing Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem and Resilience or Women and Leadership. The aim is to strengthening their Human capital (e.g. knowledge and skills, Leadership skills, influencing and advocacy skills, business skills), Social capital (e.g. groups, networks, alliances, partnerships and mentorship programs), Financial capital (e.g. diversified financial base, access to loans, own savings) and Physical capital and access to sustainable resources (e.g. Individual and community assets, land, water, energy, forests, productive tools).

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