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"La Red Aspen de Emprendedores para el Desarrollo (ANDE, por sus siglas en inglés) lanzó el Fondo para el Avance del Empoderamiento de las Mujeres (AWEF, por sus siglas en inglés) en 2019 con apoyo de la Fundación Visa y la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID). La meta general de los proyectos fundados por el AWEF es abordar la brecha de género en términos de financiamiento para pequeños negocios en crecimiento (PEC)1 propiedad de mujeres en economías en desarrollo. La primera ronda de entrega de donativos, AWEF Asia, financió a ocho organizaciones de apoyo a emprendedores (OAE) en Camboya, Vietnam, Myanmar, Filipinas, Pakistán e India, así como programas apoyando a la región en su conjunto."

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"En 2019, l’ANDE a annoncé un partenariat passionnant avec l’USAID et la Fondation Visa pour lancer l’ANDE Gender Equality Initiative (AGEI), qui vise à soutenir les femmes en tant que dirigeantes, employées et consommatrices dans le secteur des marchés émergents de PEC. En tant que projet pilote dans le cadre de l’AGEI, chacune des huit sections régionales de l’ANDE a accueilli un Action Lab de 9 à 12 mois sur l’Égalité des Sexes. L’Action Lab de ANDE utilise un processus de conception participative dans lequel un groupe de parties prenantes régionales, ayant une expérience et une expertise profondes et diverses sur une question, se réunit pour définir les problèmes, puis créer et tester ensemble des solutions  potentielles."

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"En el 2019, ANDE anunció una alianza con USAID y la Fundación Visa para lanzar la Iniciativa de Igualdad de Género de ANDE (AGEI, por sus siglas en inglés), la cual busca apoyar a las mujeres como líderes, emprendedoras, empleadas y consumidoras en PECs de mercados emergentes. Como proyecto piloto a cargo de AGEI, cada uno de los ocho capítulos regionales de ANDE sostuvo un Action Lab de Igualdad de Género con una duración de 9 a 12 meses. Los Action Lab de ANDE utilizan un proceso de diseño participativo en el que un grupo de actores regionales, con amplia y diversa experiencia sobre un tema específico, se reúne para definir problemas para después crear y testear potenciales soluciones en conjunto."

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"In 2019, ANDE announced an exciting partnership with USAID and the Visa Foundation to launch the ANDE Gender Equality Initiative (AGEI), which aims to support women as leaders, employees, and consumers in the emerging market SGB sector. As a pilot project under AGEI, each of ANDE’s eight regional chapters hosted a 9-12 month Gender Equality Action Lab. ANDE’s Action Lab uses a participatory design process in which a group of regional stakeholders, with deep and diverse experience and expertise on an issue, gather to define problems and then create and test potential solutions together."

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"Through the support of Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund driven by Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Property Point developed an Access to Finance Guide. The aim of the guide is to address the obstacles that prevent access to finance for WSGBs. One of the key elements of the project entails to equip you as a female entrepreneur with relevant information as you embark on your funding journey. In consultation with funding experts and other stakeholders, we have been able to compile this useful guide to assist entrepreneurs when applying for funding."

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March 30, 2022
Aspen Institute

The funding will allow four investors to advance their gender lens investment capabilities.

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July
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Gold Coast, Ghana

The 2022 conference themed “Accelerating SGB Growth in Africa” will focus on critical talent challenges in the SGB sector, as well as how SGBs can help developing economies achieve the U.N. SDGs.

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"This guide for financial and business development services providers is designed to help you, as a company or individual providing services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), to be more gender-inclusive in your work. Applying a gender lens to your approach and offerings will, without doubt, improve your service delivery to women entrepreneurs, your own business outcomes and the communities where you work. With this guide you will learn about the benefits of targeting women entrepreneurs and women-led businesses and how to tailor products and service delivery to them. We give you step-by-step guidance for how to begin to incorporate gender-inclusive strategies into your content and delivery of services, helping you to set the foundations for better overall impact and effectiveness."

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"The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) launched the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund (AWEF) in 2019 with support from the Visa Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The overall goal of AWEF-funded projects is to address the gender financing gap for women-owned small and growing businesses (SGBs) in developing economies. The first round of grantmaking, AWEF Asia, funded eight entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Pakistan, and India, as well as programs serving the region as a whole. This report summarizes the lessons learned from these grants."

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