The social and economic instability in the world cannot explain in terms of going to scale without also factoring in the low level of women’s participation in governance, leadership and empowerment opportunities, arising from inequality, discrimination, cultural stereotyping and structural barriers.
Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to building a stronger economy and improving the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.
As part of continuing efforts and dedication to improving life of Africans, the MMF launched an initiative focused on empowerment of women in business, career and governance.
The WIDEAA program aimed to build cooperation between Nigerian business women and African countries to foster -integration for economic empowerment of women.
The WIDEAA which started in 2015 is focused on achieving economic empowerment and self-reliance of women, while breaking the barriers women faced in achieving excellence and gender equality.
The program fosters inter-African trade and business opportunities between women in Nigeria and other African countries.
The MMF provides intervention aimed at empowering women through: