Les Femmes LAB

Harnessing the Power of the World's 50%

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Les Femmes Lab develops capsules of innovative knowledge-based solutions aimed at systemically and sustainably solving dire development challenges faced by African women. We deliver our solutions through the following three pathways:

 

Immersive Learning Programs

Insight Generation

& Innovation

Investment Facilitation

Our sphere of focus comprises access to sustainable finance, access to business and leadership capabilities, energy poverty, property rights and agricultural productivity, climate change, and the digital divide.

OUR CAPSULES
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DATA SHOPPE

We leverage applied research methods and data analytics to generate insights on women against the backdrop of African markets, societies, politics, and global development. Applied research also forms the bedrock of our design, investment & impact programs.

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MIND SHOPPE

We excavate the stories and experiences of gutsy African women, drawing from them as  models for thriving in leadership, lifestyle, career, and change-making. The dialogues are curated as mini masterclasses plus exposes on navigating  African landscapes. 

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CAPITAL SHOPPE

We are exploring pipelines and tools that will provide cohorts of female entrepreneurs with access to investor-readiness capabilities and financing from inclusive capital allocators.  

The capital shop also provides a "marketplace" for both groups.

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IMMERSION SHOPPE

Gaming and simulation are gaining traction as viable mechanisms for achieving shifts in knowledge, values, beliefs, and norms that can catalyze some sustainable development outcomes. 

​We are developing tabletop and digital games aimed at enhancing players' sociopolitical, economic & cultural awareness of gendered issues through dialogue, knowledge sharing, and intuitive skills building.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Nma Chinaza Agada is an international development practitioner who is passionate about the intersections between private-sector-led development and gender equality. Her work focuses on developing and assessing market-based, systemic solutions to socio-economic issues in emerging and frontier markets.

Nma possesses sector-agnostic, multi-regional research and advisory experience having worked with Duithape Indonesia, USAID, KPMG, and Translantic Development Ltd, among other reputable organizations. Her areas of work spanned growth & investment strategy, internal audit, climate finance, corporate governance, impact assessment, and environmental, social & governance (ESG).

 

She is a lover of letters; a poet and a creative essayist who is passionate about the power of storytelling, dimensioning our narratives, and distilling knowledge to create immersive learning experiences for women and their communities.

 

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