NETPLAT Nigeria will officially launch both the Amazon (Women) Cooperatives on March 9, 2017 at NuStreams Conference and Culture Centre, Ibadan by 11.00am. The organization through its Enterprise Cooperative Development initiative is focused on employing the cooperative framework to facilitate business development, employment generation, wealth creation and community development.
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Taking a cue from the Mondragon Cooperative, a broad employee ownership enterprise in Spain, and over the past five years running a pilot model in the agricultural and transport sectors respectively, we are bold to roll out among other cooperatives the Amazon (Women) cooperatives. Our interests in launching these cooperatives first is the gender sensitivity of the cooperatives and more importantly putting our women at an advantage to tap into the numerous opportunities the financial institutions as well as other agencies (both local and international) have for them, one of which is the Bank of Industry.
Incidentally, the launch of the cooperatives falls around the period when women are celebrated worldwide. March 8 every year is dedicated as the International Women’s day, and we have chosen this period not only to celebrate our women, but also provide this investment and enterprise cooperative platform to provide an avenue for our women to connect with each other to create the future that they desire.
Ban Ki-Moon, immediate past United Nations Secretary General asserted that, “Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and social returns”. The Amazon (Women) Cooperatives provide an investment and empowerment platform for women to connect, collaborate, mentor, and inspire one another towards facilitating individual and cooperatively-owned business enterprises, improving their social-economic status as well as that of the community they reside in. Read more: http://www.netplatnigeria.com/initiatives/enterprise-cooperative-development/amazon-cooperative/
The cooperative platforms ensures the following benefits for members: savings and capital appreciation, access to business funding, co-ownership of the cooperative enterprises, networking and mentoring opportunities, co-facilitate employment opportunities, access to home ownership and health insurance schemes, and an improved community.
Our cooperative platforms also offer investors and persons who are not active players in the sector(s) to be a part of it through their financial investments to promote the social good of enterprise, employment, and empowerment; while also guaranteed of return on their investment. Interested persons who choose to participate as an active or non-active member of the cooperative platform may register through this link: http://www.netplatnigeria.com/initiatives/enterprise-cooperative-development/membership-form/; while other investors who do not want a membership status but would like to support and invest will find information on our portfolio management service: http://www.netplatnigeria.com/services/portfolio-management/, and can contact the organization directly.