Supporting women in the textiles and garments sector (Ethiopia and Mongolia)
This project seeks to develop the managerial and technical skills of women entrepreneurs in cashmere and related fibres businesses in Mongolia, and in cotton and related fibres businesses in Ethiopia, to ensure that they meet buyers’ requirements, create links to new markets and buyers, and make more sales.
Women entrepreneurs from these sectors who have participated at events linked to the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors have had substantial interest from buyers. ITC is now providing training and mentoring to selected women-owned enterprises so that they can meet the requirements needed to strike deals.
ITC is working with institutional partners, including the Mongolia Cashmere Association and the Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ethiopia.