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FEMALES IN GREEN AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR JOBS AND ENTERPRISE CREATION PROJECT

PROJECT NAME : HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP GHANA PROJECT

Social Enterprise Ghana in partnership with Anesvad Foundation is implementing a Health Entrepreneurs Ghana Project.  This health entrepreneurs Project aims to identify and support young health social entrepreneurs in Ghana, empowering them to create sustainable ventures that address healthcare challenges especially Neglected Tropical Diseases in various communities in Ghana. 

Read more about Anesvad foundation here :https://www.anesvad.org/en/

ABOUT ANESVAD FOUNDATION

Anesvad is a foundation based in Bilbao (Spain), with over 50 years’ experience in the field of cooperation, whose mission is to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening public health systems from a human rights perspective. The organisation focuses its support on contributing to the control, elimination and eradication of certain NTDs that have a decisive impact on the living conditions of people in vulnerable situations in sub-Saharan Africa. 

As part of the new 2023-2026 strategic plan, Anesvad’s aspirations are to contribute to the generation of greater social impact in terms of sustainable development for individuals, families and communities affected by NTDs. This means starting to lay the foundations for analysing and measuring impact within the organisation – a new area of work: social entrepreneurship. 

This aims to promote and support African entrepreneurs and social enterprises linked to our work on NTDs, health and its social determinants, focusing on their sustainability and ensuring the greatest social impact on the individuals, families and communities concerned.

Read more about Anesvad foundation here :https://www.anesvad.org/en/

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The programme aims to support around thirty (30) social entrepreneurs with an interest in the field of health, its social determinants and the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Côte d’Ivoire.

For a better understanding of the programme’s objectives, a few definitions are given below.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as follows:

‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

Health is therefore approached in a positive way, and not simply as the absence of disease, as an element with multiple origins and for which multiple agents are responsible.

The social determinants of health

Health, in a broad perspective, transcends the health sphere and includes the conditions in which people live, work, play, relate to each other, and grow old, as well as the conditions in which they live, work, play, relate to each other and grow old. entertain themselves, relate to each other and grow old. 

The health of individuals and populations is strongly influenced by the environment, by the way they live, work, eat, travel and enjoy their leisure time. These living conditions do not depend exclusively on individual choices, but are determined by socio-cultural, economic and environmental factors. 

The social determinants of health are unevenly distributed, leading to inequalities in health. 

The right to health 

The right to health is therefore an inclusive right that encompasses a wide range of factors that can contribute to a healthy life, including safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, healthy food and healthy working conditions, among others.

Specific objectives

  1. Activate social entrepreneurship with an impact on health, its social determinants and the fight against neglected tropical diseases. 

Social entrepreneurship consists of encouraging the creation of economic initiatives that have a positive social impact. By supporting social entrepreneurs, the Anesvad Foundation’s mission of improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities is furthered. well-being of individuals, families and communities affected by NTDs.

  1. Support capacity building for social entrepreneurs and their start-up projects.

The project aims primarily to provide technical support to social entrepreneurs involved in population health and the fight against NTDs. This will strengthen their skills and optimise the resilience of their initiatives, thereby increasing their effectiveness and impact.

 

  1. Generate a lasting social impact and ensure the expansion of the proposed solutions over time.

The solutions initiated by social entrepreneurs must be sustainable, thereby guaranteeing a positive long-term impact on the populations affected. By ensuring the sustainability of the initiatives, the project maximises the positive effect on the health and well-being of the population.

  1. To contribute to the sustainable local development of Côte d’Ivoire as a country affected by neglected tropical diseases.

This involves supporting and encouraging the development of sustainable and appropriate solutions that will not only combat NTDs, but also generate wealth and economic opportunities and improve the quality of life of the population.

THEMATIC PRIORITIES OF THE ANESVAD FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITY

The Anesvad Foundation supports projects by African entrepreneurs, preferably linked to one or more of the following thematic areas:

HEALTH

  • Health solutions and technologies in relation to NTDs to strengthen health systems, and that they are inclusive, resilient and sustainable.
  • Improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis treatment and/or rehabilitation for people affected by NTDs.
  • Research, health products (instrument, device, equipment, software, implant, reagent, material, or other item applied to the disease cycle, to improve the conditions of people affected by NTDs.
  • Management, handling and visualisation of health-related data

Mental health of the population affected by NTDs: care, prevention, management, monitoring, treatment, awareness raising and stigma reduction

Economic and social reintegration of people in vulnerable situations (at community, family or individual level). Special attention will be focused on beneficiaries belonging to the following groups: :  

Women affected by NTDs or members of their families, or living in communities where NTDs are endemic: Strengthening of their social and economic empowerment, promotion of quality and stable employments, access to financial and technological services, women’s leadership, etc.

Professional integration of people with disabilities

Anyone affected by NTDs

– Environment and appropriate technologies: solutions, methodologies and products aimed at protecting the environment, combating climate change, promoting and using renewable energies, providing access to water and sanitation, and any action with a positive environmental impact at community level in areas where NTDs are endemic or linked to dermatological health problems.

– Disability: projects, equipment and adapted technologies that promote the participation of disabled people in society and their integration into the workforce.

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME

The content of the training programme and its approximate duration are shown below. The duration of the contents of the training programme may vary slightly.

The thirty (30) entrepreneurs selected will benefit from a training programme designed to strengthen their skills, knowledge and abilities in the field of social entrepreneurship.

The content of the training programme and its approximate duration This programme aims to help them develop innovative and sustainable social projects to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations and contribute to the fight against NTDs in Côte d’Ivoire.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT NAME: FEMALE IN GREEN AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR JOBS AND ENTERPRISE CREATION

PARTNERS:  AFRICAN UNION  DEVELOPMENT AGENCY(AUDA – NEPAD) , EUROPEAN UNION , GIZ

DURATION: APRIL 2024 – DECEMBER 2025

OBJECTIVE:

The project seeks to enhance the employability and entrepreneurship skills among vulnerable women especially young girls, young women, persons with disabilities and refugee women, necessary for their economic resilience against Covid-19.

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Set up of state-of-the-art training center to train vulnerable communities especially young girls, young women, persons with disabilities and refugee women in green and digital skills.
  2.  The project will set up the training to upskill 40 staff members of Social Enterprise Ghana’s Innovation Support Organization, aiming to develop skills promoting employability and social enterprise creation among vulnerable communities, particularly targeting young girls, young women, persons with disabilities, and refugee women.
  3.  The project will provide training, coaching, mentoring, Business Development Services, access to finance and market services support, assistance with business registration and digitalization, networking opportunities, forum access, and policy dialogue sessions to 200 vulnerable women, with a special focus on young girls, young women, persons with disabilities, and refugee women.
  4. The project will facilitate cross-border exchanges and peer learning sessions with social enterprise networks in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

 

OUTCOMES:

The project aims to empower vulnerable communities, especially young girls, women, persons with disabilities, and refugees, through a state-of-the-art training center and upskilling of Social Enterprise Ghana’s staff, while facilitating cross-border exchanges with social enterprise networks in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

 

 

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FEMALES IN GREEN AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR JOBS AND ENTERPRISE CREATION PROJECT

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