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A practical capacity development journey for entrepreneurs in Togo

In Togo, Gender makes Business Sense has engaged in the training of trainers of 15 public and private entities, contributing to the successful domestication of the project. As a result, over 480 agripreneurs were trained. Many of the partnering training institutions have since integrated Gender makes Business Sense into their training offer. This provides a positive outlook in terms of local ownership and sustainability

About Gender makes Business Sense

Gender makes Business Sense is a practical capacity development journey for agripreneurs that enhances their understanding of business plus an integrated gender dimension to thrive with a new mindset.

Participants of the course — both women and men — get equipped with practical business management skills, financial know-how and an understanding of the socio-economic impact of gender dynamics in their business. The innovative agribusiness course was developed jointly by the projects Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training for Women and Employment for Development and Skills for Development in Africa.

The capacity development approach is being rolled out in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Togo.

In Kenya, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives and various Agricultural Training Centres were engaged. Facilitators and mentors were selected from these partners to facilitate the programme’s interactive group training and mentorship measures. Partnerships with eight agricultural training centres have been solidified. Five staff have been trained in each centre – three as Gender makes Business Sense mentors and two as Gender makes Business Sense facilitators – totalling over 40.

Additional information


Chantal Pali (, Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training for Women (ATVET4W) Project