UPS and world bank partner to support female entrepreneurship in the MENA region
UPS will give e-learning modules across different topics in e-commerce to help women run their SMEs and expand their business. They will also be providing discounts in shipping.
The World Bank and UPS Corporate announced a new partnership to facilitate and cultivate women entrepreneurs in the Middle East so that they can grow their businesses through accessing e-commerce platforms.
“By making e-commerce platforms more accessible, this partnership addresses a key constraint faced by women business leaders in reaching new markets,” said Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Regional Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa. “E-commerce platforms create opportunities, and we must ensure these opportunities are open to women-owned businesses across the region.”
The partnership extends to over 750 women entrepreneurs and will train of e-commerce advisors across the region to provide solutions. The partnership will work with entrepreneurs in Algeria, Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia.