30 lady entrepreneurs issued first-ever blockchain backed certificates


Women in Business Training programme at Tech Valley
Abdul Khaliq Qureshi


Tech Valley in collaboration with DEMO from Pakistan and MadLab from UK organized a training programme “Women in Business” for women entrepreneurs in Abbottabad, Wednesday. This initiative is part of a project “Block chain for Inclusive Growth” co-led by DEMO and MadLab and supported by DICE, a British Council’s program that supports the development of creative and social enterprises in the UK and five key emerging economies: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa.
The project is bringing for the very first time in Pakistan, a Digital Credential Service backed by block chain technology which will provide grassroots organizations and institutions the capability to safely issue qualifications and skill-related digitally verified certificates to their participants which can easily be shared digitally with employees and organizations which ultimately will provide people with more opportunities faster.
During the course of 3 days, more than 30 women entrepreneurs running small scale businesses in Abbottabad were taken through a series of hands-on targeted sessions led by mentors on topics including Building a team, Marketing & Branding, Handling Financial Matters, understanding market needs and utilizing growth hacking strategies to amplify the growth and outreach of their businesses. The participants of the training programme will soon be issued first-ever blockchain backed, digitally verified certificates.
The Commissioner Hazara, Zaheer ul Islam, has graced the ceremony with his presence. He lauded the initiative and also assured the continuity of their efforts for promoting and developing entrepreneurial skills and potentials in women.
Commissioner Hazara applauded the WomenInBusiness training program and pledged to provide full support for such initiatives.

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