Kano women to get priority slots in $20m development projects | Dailytrust

Kano women to get priority slots in $20m development projects

The Kano State Government has said it will involve women in its upcoming Donor Agencies Development Plan and the takeoff of the Nigerian COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economy (NCARE) project.

The government said $20m had been given to the state as loan to be disbursed as COVID-19 palliative and grant, and that women would be given a major priority as beneficiaries.

The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Nura M. DanKadai, stated this when he received a Partnership for Advancing Women Economic Empowerment (PAWED) team in his office.

He said the ministry was still working on the state’s 2022 budget as various programmes had been earmarked in which some of were grant-based and others loan-based for the women..

Speaking on behalf of the women’s coalition, Hajiya Aisha Sulaiman Baffa from the Network of Women Innovators (NOKWI) stated that PAWED which was a development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) project was working with women groups to build and nurture sustainable Nigerian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) advocacy and communication coalition to support leading Women Economic Empowerment (WEE)  interventions at the national and state levels through evidence-based advocacy, awareness creation and knowledge mobilisation and dissemination.

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