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Quick information guide

According to Fanikisha Initiative, business training for businesswomen leads:  

  • Enhanced aspirations of women to move forward and excel in their endeavours.
  • An increased number of women at decision making levels which is resource empowerment.
  • Increased consciousness at the business, government and community level to enhance women empowerment.
  • Increased capacity and motivation of women to take on new and challenging roles at higher levels coupled with zeal to perform satisfactorily.
  • Creation of role models upon which other women look at for benchmarking and progression / growth purposes.


Business Training in Kenya

The aim of business training is to improve business performance for businesses ran by women. This means that

SMEs led by women become more profitable and impact the quality of life for not only the women but their families as well due to the availability of a higher disposable income. 
Many Organisations in Kenya are investing in capacity building for businesswomen to help solve the issue of under-performance of women owned businesses, mainly attributed to limited access to capital and lack of skills.

Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)

AWIEF nurtures and actively promotes women innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rose Women's Foundation

Empowering women and children through faith, education, and entrepreneurship.

African Management Services Company (AMSCO)

AMSCO focuses on developing human capital to create sustainably competitive organizations.

Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise equips people to start sustainable businesses and savings groups.

Strathmore Business School (SBS)

SBS focuses on the development of business management and leadership programs

Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT)

KIBT provides Business & Management Development Services through training, research & consultancy.

Capacity Africa

Capacity Africa is Africa's Leading Humanitarian, Business and Development training provider.

Kenyatta University School of Business

The School of business programmes are tailor-made to fit students' career choices and job market demands.

MultiMedia University of Kenya - (Faculty of Business and Economics)

The Faculty equips students with the knowledge, research, insights and human skills relevant for the global market.

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)

DOT provides opportunities to develop skills, deep knowledge, networks, and investment..


Promoting creative and innovative use of ICT to transform and empower the youth.

Aid for Africa

Aid for Africa is a Women’s Microfinance Initiative


HerVenture is a business-skills training mobile app for women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

Adrian Kenya

Transforming Africa by connecting communities and businesses through sustainable technology.

Uweza Foundation

Empowering children and youth to pursue a path to a better future.

Fountain Youth Initiative

Nurturing, empowering, and transforming local young people.

Youth Talent & Enterprise Development Centre (YTEDC)

Creating an equitable society through youth economic empowerment.

Baraka Women’s Center (BWC)

BWC provides training and support for vulnerable and disadvantaged women living in Nairobi's slums.

Kenya Youth Business Trust - Pwani

KYBT-Pwani helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment.

County Government of Kwale

County Government of Kwale trains the youth to create and run successful businesses