The FemBioBiz Acceleration programme Malawi is a female entrepreneurial acceleration programme implemented by mHub in partnership with Southern Network of Biosciences (NEPAD SANBio). The programme aims at supporting women bio-entrepreneurs in the SADC region with relevant technical and entrepreneurship skills.
As one way of incorporating digital skills into their enterprises, Project4 was tasked with giving the participants knowledge of digital tools that they can utilise in their businesses.
Austin Madinga conducted online training in Productivity and Collaboration tools for over 20 women on the programme. The focus of the tools is to make it simple and easy for teams to work together on a wide range of general and specialised tasks. The end result should translate into improved efficiency and increased productivity.
The training covered Google Workspace, Asana project management and Slack. The participants were drilled into how to use the platforms, suitable application of the tools and the pros and cons. Austin also detailed how these tools can be implemented in their businesses and how to avoid failure due to picking a wrong solution, underestimating costs or not taking security into consideration.