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April 14, 2024
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NGO unveils guidebook for empowering rural women

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By Perpetua Onuegbu

Tech Herfrica, a leading social impact Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to empowering women in rural communities has unveiled a guidebook for implementing impactful programmes in rural communities.

Founder of the group, Mrs Imade Bibowei-Osuobeni, said during the unveiling that the publication “Breaking Barriers”, was loaded with strategies and tactics.

Bibowei-Osuobeni said the move was to honour rural women on the occasion of International Women’s Day and also to ensure that they have access to the various empowerment programmes aimed at driving change in some rural areas in FCT and Nasarawa.

She emphasised the importance of collaboration, stating that the community of practice would facilitate the sharing of insights, data, and resources crucial for the successful implementation of the programmes.

Bibowei-Osuobeni also stated that stakeholders needed to work together to utilise a holistic approach for poverty reduction.

“With contributions from seasoned experts boasting a collective five decades of experience, the book equips change makers with the necessary knowledge to effect lasting change in rural settings.

“The book will also help to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequalities and boost agriculture and trade.

“Tech Herfrica inaugurated the Rural Community of Practice, a collaborative platform designed to bring together like-minded individuals and organisations committed to driving positive change in rural areas.

“The community of practice will facilitate the sharing of insights, data and resources crucial for the successful implementation of programmes,” she said.

Funmi Okubanjo, founder, Aziza Development Foundation and one of the contributors to the book, urged stakeholders to priortise collaboration in order to accelerate investment in women towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Osarugue Amayanvbo, a special guest at the event and the book reviewer, said the book contained relevant tips that can help change-makers achieve lasting impact in rural settings.

She also expressed surprise at how the tactics shared in the book can be used by businesses to achieve success.

Prominent figures from both the private and public sectors graced the event, including Dr Ese Owie, former Chairman, Edo State Board of Internal Revenue and Prince Godswill Edward, a two-time Special Adviser on Youths Development to Rivers governor.

Others are Dr Nicholas Allo, CEO, Visual Earth Limited; Esohe Ekunwe, Director of Operations and Strategy at Tech Herfrica; and Ivie Ogiemwonyi, a lawyer and social entrepreneur.

Their enthusiastic support underscored the significance of Tech Herfrica’s efforts in promoting gender equality and empowering women in rural communities. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Emmanuel Afonne

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