Round I: Business Resilience Assistance for Value-Adding Enterprises for Women (BRAVE Women)
This program aims to enhance the resilience of women entrepreneurs in fragile contexts and works to increase their business growth opportunities through capacity building and funding. Launched in Yemen, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso, BRAVE Women has potential for scale up and replication in other fragile countries. It is managed by the IsDB’s private sector arm, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD). BRAVE Women comprises the following key activities:
1. Building the capacity and business resilience of WSMEs in fragile and high risk contexts.
2. Providing matching grants for WSMEs that complete the training program and develop business continuity plans.
3. Promoting value chain resilience by supporting lead firms, women business associations and sector specific cooperatives, focused on reaching WSMEs in their value chains.