South Sudan: Norwegian Government, UN Women donate $1.5m to Empower Refugee Women

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The Norwegian government has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the UN Women for the empowerment of refugee women from South Sudan. Under this partnership, the women will be trained in business, entrepreneurship skills, knowledge for self-reliance and economic independence.

The partnership involves the donation of $1.5m (about Shs2.4b) which will be used to facilitate training and provide business capital to the beneficiaries.

The three-year initiative will target 6,000 women who will be provided with basic education to enable them to read and write in English for easy business communication and also create market linkages for the women.

“…building up and strengthening refugee women’s economic independence based on entrepreneurship is an important pillar of this Norway-UN women partnership,” Ms Susan Eckey, the Ambassador of Norway said at the partnership signing meeting in Kampala.