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Business to Social Cohesion 

What is the problem?


Women cooperatives and entrepreneurs are among the group most affected by the negative effects of the COVID-19. Not only Turkish women entrepreneurs but also Syrian refugees face major problems in forming a business and sustaining it.  

 

Solution

“Business to Social Cohesion Project” is carried out with the financial support of the Government of Japan and in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology General Directorate of Development Agencies.

 

The project aims to support social cohesion by increasing the participation of Syrian refugee women and Turkish women in socio-economic life and increasing their self-sufficiency with a special focus on women cooperatives and entrepreneurs. 

 

Within the scope of the "Business to Social Cohesion Project”, I4D takes active role in following activities: 

 

  • Distribution of grants for entrepreneur women and cooperatives, 

  • Business to Business (B2B)  and Matchmaking Event organization

  • Integration of 10 cooperatives/entrepreneurs to e-commerce platforms. 

  • Training and mentoring activities

  • A report preparation with the theme of  “The Future of Social Procurement."

 

Impact

80 beneficiaries (22 entrepreneurs and 58 cooperatives) participated in the project and benefited from the mentorship, training, B2B Event, matchmaking and grant distribution activities.