Alternative Adverts in conjunction with the Association of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) has said they have concluded plans to hold its 2018 training edition targeted at empowering over 5,000 women in business with information, tools and funds to thrive.
The Convener, and the chief executive officer of Alternative Advert, Mr. Emmanuel Nwafor who disclosed this in a media conference held in Lagos, said this year’s edition is exclusively packaged for women, and focused on meeting Sustainable Development Goals that are centred on women.
According to Nwafor, “This year event is going to be the largest SME gathering of Women in Business in Nigeria.”
He said the global community in the world over is now working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include ending extreme poverty, decent work and economic growth, water and sanitation, affordable clean energy and providing quality and an all-inclusive education among others.
According to him, ‘’the SDGs form a universally agreed blueprint and have galvanised unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the worlds’ poorest, adding that there is an increasing urgency for business to incorporate women’s empowerment considerations into corporate strategies, both to ensure sustainable growth and to demonstrate leadership through values.”
He added that the challenge is huge, noting that the positive impacts this would have on poverty alleviation on Nigeria and Africa economy.
“This year event is themed: “Women in Business: Challenges and Opportunities”, powered by Alternative Adverts and proudly supported by the Association of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) Lagos amongst other key players and partners in the industry.’
“We believe SMEs play a key role by way of creating new opportunities and frontiers to foster women’s economic empowerment and inclusion.’’