is a project that seeks to address COVID-19 challenges through a youth-centred and gender-responsive economic empowerment approach. This Project consists of a three-prolong approach mainly- Covid & SGBV Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Scale Up, and Access to Markets Initiative.

As the COVID-19 crisis takes a devastating toll on lives and livelihood across the African continent, its effects on gender equality, women’s human rights and women’s empowerment have become fundamental. With gender and social inequalities that underpinned societies before the pandemic, the COVID-19 impacts on women is exacerbated in this crisis.

For this reason, sexual and gender-based violence on women and girls have increased during the period of lock-downs. These and many more challenges will have long-term consequences for women in the country

Program Goal and Expected Results Summary

The ultimate outcome of this project is to increase economic empowerment to strengthen resilience for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) most affected by COVID-19 in targeted areas in Ghana and Senegal. In order to do so, the project will increase access to resources and services for AGYW to maintain their livelihoods and improved entrepreneurship opportunities for AGYW through business development services that are adaptive in response to COVID-19...

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WELI Beneficiaries

Northern Region, Ghana

The Food & Beverage Incubation is a program of the Women Entrepreneurial Livelihood Initiative implemented through the Africa Skills Hub, a nat

Region of Thies, Senegal

BSM is an all-women cooperative investing in aromatherapy in rural areas in the region of Thiès (Keur Samba, Sandiara etc.).

Volta Region, Ghana

Nneka Foundation is the implementation consultant that runs the palm oil co-operative in Volta Region with the focus – palm nut and how to fully ut

WELI Stories

Creating trade and investments to support women entrepreneur

Africa Skills Hub and Whitehall Advisors Limit


In 2015, Maréme Fall decided enough was enough so, at 45 years old, she was no more a doe-eyed, socially-compliant female who scared easily at life