Majority of micro and small firms in Nigeria tend to be limited to sole-traders, informal and family enterprises. We have developed several projects focusing on Entrepreneurship education, Societal Wellbeing, Gender Issues and Interconnectedness with Cultural, Institutions and social values. A focus on gender enables us to examine the multiple roles of women between traditional roles (taking care of family, including making money to putting food on the table), and behaving entrepreneurially in cultural dominated male society. Previous studies attributes women’s lower levels of participation in growth-oriented enterprises to gender differences in access to key resource and inputs such as labour, discrimination against ownership of key resources, and low access to financial capital. Therefore, a better understanding of the social, cultural, economic, political and environmental constraints will enable the development intervention schemes and policies targeted at the social and economic wellbeing of discriminated and minority groups such women, people with disability, minority ethnic societies and minority religious groups.
Women Social and Economic Wellbeing
A Gendered Analysis of Rural Livelihood and Poverty Indicators.