Aaran Media Communication Company in Partnership with Qatar Red Crescent conducted a three-day Training on Small Business Management and Marketing for Women Entrepreneurs with Productive Project for Widow-Headed Households in Mogadishu. The social enterprise and venture creation efforts as a livelihood intervention targeted 38 women which were taken through orientations and trainings on business plan in sectors with high demand for entrepreneurial venture creation, strategies for generation of innovative business ideas, and eventually transforming them into startups.
Prior to the training, Qatar Red Crescent conducted pre-engagement assessments for 200 women, of whom 38 were selected after intensive interviews and assessments.
Training was held at Caasimah Hotel in Mogadishu, with the participants drawn from widows and women from diverse backgrounds in Mogadishu. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions during the training and captures the recommendations put forth by the participants and Aaran team.