NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform To Be Launched TodayThe NITI Aayog office in New Delhi.

Government think-tank NITI Aayog will launch an entrepreneurship platform for women on the occasion of International Women's Day today.

Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) would provide a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem where women do not face any gender-based barriers. The platform aspires to substantially increase the number of women entrepreneurs who will create and empower a dynamic new India.

The platform will provide opportunities to women to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses. It will aim to promote women entrepreneurship by collaborating with various partner organisations, provide industry linkages and partner support to women entrepreneurs and increase the visibility of existing schemes, programmes and services across government and private sectors.

In addition to this,  a national database would be developed through a centralised portal for registration of women entrepreneurs. This database would then provide inputs for evidence-based policy development. The nominations for the third edition of the Women Transforming India Awards 2018 would also be opened today.

Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant, United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev and Kailash Kher, along with industry leaders and partners of WEP will be present at the launch event.

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