The training was organized in partnership with the Private Sector Federation (PSF) and UNDP, currently key partners with the Gender Monitoring Office in supporting the gender mainstreaming strategy, intended to equip women in business with various adequate skills.
The training saw 20 participants representing companies owned and led by women. It was conducted from June 1st to 4th, 2021; and the overall objective of the training was to equip participants with the skills to participate in public tenders and e-procurement.
Expected results were increased participation of women entrepreneurs in government public tenders, and creation of information sharing portals on e-procurement for the benefit of women-owned businesses.
After the training, all the participants attested having gained skills to:
- Register on gov.risa.rw for a digital certificate of a bidder
- Register a supplier on UMUCYO Portal
- Identify advertised tenders on the UMUCYO portal
- Prepare a tender for services, goods, or works
- Submit a tender
Furthermore, just some achievements have been realized even during the training such as:
- 64% registered to e-procurement from 7% before the training,
- 100% of participants were ready to register on the e-procurement portal and start participating in public tenders.