Women and Procurement

Course description

This course highlights the important role played by women in the economy and showcases the need to improve the current situation of women-owned businesses by using government procurement.

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At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Argue for the importance of the involvement of women in the economy;
Identify the barriers that impact the successful participation of women-owned businesses in public procurement procedures;
Identify strategies to assist women-owned businesses in submitting successful tender bids; and
Identify targeted measures that facilitate greater involvement by women in government procurement


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Introduction to Women-owned Businesses and Procurement (L126)
Lecture 2
Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Women-owned Businesses in Public Procurement (L127)
Lecture 3
Targeted Assistance Measures and Capacity Building (L128)
Case Study Exercise (C043)
Certificate of Completion
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
To be announced...
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
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