Women Empowerment in Entrepreneurship (W.E.I.E)

The WEIE 2022 program is a biannual program that aims at creating the next generations of women pioneers and ambassadors of Green Electric Mobility and transport with the aim of triggering a gender equity revolution in the transportation and logistics sector.

An initiative of SAFI Universal Link Ltd

Overview of the project

The WEIE 2022 program is a biannual program that aims at creating the next generations of women pioneers and ambassadors of Green Electric Mobility and transport with the aim of triggering a gender equity revolution in the transportation and logistics sector.
It serves as a skill development platform for over 2000+ female candidates interested in venturing into green transport, digital tech, eco-friendly logistics, and parcel delivery.
The Women Empowerment in Entrepreneurship (W.E.I.E) Iinitiative that is promoting women participation in Green Transport & Delivery Business in Rwanda is a project that focuses on enhancing the resilience of young women to open new possibilities for income generation in a sector that has little to non-existent women participation.
Our goal is to accelerate and bridge the gender gap in the delivery of services across Africa starting with Rwanda.

Objective

Increase women's participation in the transport and logistics sector with an emphasis on the motorcycle taxi service industry using electric motorcycles.

Level of progress

implementation

Project timeline

Project still in progress

Quantitative results

S.U.L E-Mobility Solutions Hub provides a skills acquisition and capacity development platform in the nascent e-mobility sector in Rwanda that is in line with the Government’s Vision of Green Transport aimed to help cut down the high rate of pollution and carbon footprint emitted by fossil fuel vehicles. Over the past two years, we have been able to provide training to over 2200 (55% women) participants comprising students, youths, young women, single mothers, and young adults in the fields of professional riding courses and electric vehicle assembling of electric 2-wheelers, electric cars/vans, electro-mechanics, electric vehicle technicians, and electric vehicle charging station infrastructure operation/management.

Qualitative results

The existing gender gap in the transportation and logistics sector is further deepened by the fact that Green mobility is relatively new in a predominantly male industry. Along with the project partners, S.U.L is diversifying the highlighted sectors by successfully implementing phase one of the WEIE project that was launched on June 2nd, 2022 with the main purpose of graduating female trainees empowered with professional riding skills, leveraging tech tools for income generation, eco-friendly e-commerce logistics, and customer engagement/interaction.
The WEIE project is a biannual program that aims at creating the next generations of women pioneers and ambassadors of Green Electric Mobility and transport that will motivate fellow women to surpass their fears and societal misconceptions.

Financing

Safi Universal Link, in collaboration with the Ministry of gender & Family Promotion, has partnered with the City of Kigali to launch the Women Empowerment in Entrepreneurship project (W.E.I.E). The W.E.I.E initiative designed with the main purpose of empowering women is funded through CSR programs led by businesses and NGOs in order to ensure zero financial burden on its beneficiaries.

About the
organisation

SAFI Universal Link Ltd

website
Jerry Ndayishimiye
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
jerry.ndayishimiye@sulmobility.com
+250785900002

Safi Universal Link “S.U.L Mobility” is an e-mobility solution provider, founded in 2017 by a team of engineers and seasoned businessmen with over 35 years of combined experience. Its value chain ranges from, but is not limited to, manufacturing and assembling (electric vehicles such as two wheelers, three wheelers, and four wheelers), sales & leasing, repairs & maintenance, capacity building, and training.
We are committed to the sustainability of electric mobility and green transport in Africa through leading the production of EVs with the aim of cutting down on the high levels of pollution and carbon emissions on the continent while providing new earning opportunities to allow the communities around our business to thrive.

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A project
in collaboration
  • City of Kigali

    Government Institution

    website
    Policano Ayebazibwe
    Payebazibwe@kigalicity.gov.rw
    +250788303126