NITI Ayog’s Women Enterprenership Platform to host state level workshop in Goa

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Panaji: Under the aegis of NITI Aayog’s State Support Mission, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)  is set to host a state-level workshop in collaboration with the Government of Goa on October 3, a senior official said.

“This workshop is taking place at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Auditorium, Goa on October 3, 2023 from 9:30 am onwards. It will welcome a diverse audience of women entrepreneurs including SHGs, collectives, women clusters, government officials and private sector representatives,” a senior state government official said.

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) incubated in NITI Aayog, and now transitioned into a public-private partnership is a one-stop shop for information relevant to women entrepreneurs, including SmartMatch feature for government schemes, incubators, accelerators and private sector initiatives, a community page, and mentorship module, he said.

The official said that the State Support Mission, an umbrella initiative by NITI Aayog, is strategically designed to support states and union territories in achieving their socioeconomic goals by 2047.

He said that  this workshop marks the commencement of the WEP State Workshop series. The primary goal is to augment awareness regarding the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and unveil a range of pioneering initiatives that WEP has embarked upon. These initiatives include “Udyam Uplift,” a collaborative effort with AIC-GIM-WEP, as well as the introduction of support cohorts tailored for green women entrepreneurs, among other exciting Partnership.

“Throughout the workshop, there will be engaging fireside chats and deep dive discussions exploring topics such as mentoring, skill development, access to finance, and compliance,” he said.

The workshop will be addressed by speakers including chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant, Dr. VK Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog, B.V.R Subrahmanyam, CEO NITI Aayog. Representatives from esteemed organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Reliance Foundation, Piramal Foundation, ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), SIDBI, Ola Foundation and others will also participate, he said.

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