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Ficci, NITI Aayog tie-up for 'women entrepreneurship platform'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (Ficci) on Thursday said it has tied-up with Aayog for the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) initiative.

According to Ficci, Aayog's dedicated cell will provide women entrepreneurs a platform where various stakeholders will connect to give a boost to their initiatives.

"Through a joint programme, and Aayog shall provide hand-holding, mentorship, capacity building, scaling up and networking support to led women enterprises over a period of five years," said in a statement.

It added that and will also undertake policy advocacy towards formulation of policies and schemes that foster women entrepreneurship by identifying the existing gaps.

"Ficci is fully committed to work with NITI Aayog towards strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women in particular," said Nirankar Saxena, Deputy Secretary General, Ficci.

"The women entrepreneurship ecosystem across the world has immense potential but is faced with financial and social barriers. Our aim is to provide a level playing field to women entrepreneurs," Saxena added.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:02 IST