PUBLISHED ON February 15th, 2024

TWCC youth launches women in business networking

TANZANIA: THE Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) in collaboration with Trade Mark Africa has launched youth wing to empower them skills to achieve business goals.

The event was graced by Ilala District Commissioner, Edward Mpologo who represented the Deputy Minister of State, in the Prime Minister’s Office (Labour, Youth, Employment and People with Disability), Patrobas Katambi. Mr Mpogolo commended TWCC for remembering youth wing, an initiative which targets to help women to build their capacity in raising families and boost the economics of their families and nation at large.

“This collaboration aims to empower young individuals by providing them with the necessary skills, resources and support so that they can thrive in the world of business,” he said.

About 300 women and 40 youth attended the event that was accompanied by a seminar and some presentations from entrepreneurship trainers, all of which aimed to empower them with skills and commitment for achieving commercial and business goals. Youth are the engine of the development of all countries world-wide.

The population of our country which is 61 million, among whom 34 million are Youth. In 34 million youth, 11 million are female youth while 10 million are male. He said by involving 34 million young people in empowering them with knowledge and entrepreneurship skills the initiative helps the important group to boost its economy.

The meeting provided a platform for women entrepreneurs to connect, share experiences, and explore opportunities for collaboration. Attendees also had the chance to engage with likeminded individuals, gain valuable insights, and build meaningful relationships within the business community.

During the networking breakfast event organised by TWCC, in partnership with Trade Mark Africa, youth wing was to officially unveiled. According to TWCC Chairperson, Ms Mercy Sila, the initiative is not only about fostering entrepreneurship, but also about creating an inclusive and supportive environment for women and youth to thrive in the business landscape.

“By empowering women and youth, we are driving economic growth and nurturing innovation and sustainability,” she said.

She urged the public to join them in celebrating the resilience, creativity, and potential of women and youth entrepreneurs in Tanzania.

Through a series of indepth workshops, mentorship programme and networking events, the youth wing will work towards bridging the gap for youth employment and accelerating youth participation in economic opportunities.

Among the attendees were also TWCC Executive Director, Mwajuma Hamza, Trademark Africa, Programme Officer, Zuhura Mbaga and other many entrepreneurship supporters.

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