Russian Chapter Presented the Concept of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance Platform
On 21st June 2021, the Russian Chapter put forth the suggestion of creating a BRICS Women's Business Alliance Digital Platform, which was unanimously supported by all BRICS partners. The Digital Platform is endeavoured to be a knowledge centre and a one stop for women entrepreneurs to get in touch with potential partners and investors. The platform will enable systemization of activities, building community and uniting decision makers and sharing of new ideas, expert advice & success stories.
Digitization has received an exponential push during the pandemic and business enterprises including the MSMEs have moved towards the adoption of digital means. Creation of such a platform focussing on women centric enterprises will be opportune at this juncture. The micro and small enterprises will be able to benefit through access to new markets and partners, technology and skills and finance/credit.
The initiative will entail a joint database of women owned SMEs from BRICS, e-platform for exporters and importers, educational online platform and other sources of information.
The already existing Alliance website http://bricswomen.com will be further developed and made multifunctional. Right now, companies can apply for the WBA membership via the website by stating their business interests and providing contact information.
The launch of the extended version of the Platform is envisaged by the end of this year (December 2021).