The Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) tailored a support program for women who lead small and medium-sized businesses in sectors such as tourism, leather goods, and textiles. The aim of the program was to increase the competiveness of each enterprise and potentially create new jobs. On the basis of a thorough assessment, each company benefited from customized skills-based training on management, communication, and finance.
Fondation CHANEL was involved alongside the CDE from the beginning of the project to increase the competitiveness of enterprises created by women.
Under the partnership, 35 female entrepreneurs received technical support, audit, and expertise transfers.
The Centre for Development of Enterprise (CDE) is a joint institution of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) and the European Union (EU). It supports the implementation of private sector development strategies in the ACP countries by providing non-financial services (consultancy services, technical assistance, studies, training).