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February 22, 2024
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Cross section of participants at a training of women on business and organisational development in Abuja on Monday

NGO trains FCT women on business development

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By Ese Williams

The Women Housing Plan Initiative (WHPI), has trained no fewer than 25 women on business and organisational development to put them at par with their counterparts globally.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training for the women drawn from Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was in collaboration with the FCT chapter of the Women for Women (W4W) organisation.

Hajiya Binta Ibrahim, the President of WHPI, a Non-Governmental Organisation, said the training was to ensure that women adhere to regulations and comply with lay-down procedures in running their organisations or businesses.

Participants at the training included members of the W4W, Chief Executive Officers and entrepreneurs drawn from different organisations across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The objective of this training is to discuss the concept of organisations, explore the different organisations and capacity assessment tools and develop a capacity action plan.

“When you keep improving yourself, you get better. It is never too late.

“The capacity training will change the way we run our businesses or organisations,” she said.

Ibrahim, who is also the coordinator, W4W organisation urged the participants to take the training seriously so as to upgrade their skills and knowledge.

Dr Ejike Orji, the president and founder, Community Development Foundation, made a presentation on how to develop a capacity action plan.

He also spoke on preventable cancers in women and Artificial Intelligence (AI) stressing that “if your business or organisation is not tech savvy in AI, there is a problem”.

According to him, generative AI is the most important tool coming up in the next 10 years.

The resource person, Dr Robinson Mavis of Heal the Youth Foundation, made presentations on the “Organisational Capacity Assessment Tools” and the “Concept of Organisation Development and its Cycle” among other topics.

Some of the participants, including Evelyn Onyilo and Joy Idam commended the organisers for the initiative. (NAN)

Edited by Rotimi Ijikanmi

Philip Daniel Yatai

Principal Correspondent, NAN Abuja
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