Narrowing the gender skills gap: a new Partnership between BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)


The new partnership between BMGA and the Association of Commonwealth Universities will ensure that young women across member countries gain fundamental soft skills for the future of work.




Monday, 08 March 2021


Lagos, Nigeria – BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA), an EdTech finishing school for the next Information Revolution, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), an international university network, are pleased to announce their partnership agreement.


This partnership aims to provide young women across Commonwealth countries with the knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental soft skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st century. It also aims to support the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals by addressing quality education, gender equality, decent work, and economic growth.

Through this partnership, female university graduates and final year students across Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda will be brought together under an umbrella of transformational learning. The agreement will see the two organisations collaborating on relevant aspects of the BMGA Fellows Program and other services.


Gbemisola Abudu, Founder and Managing Partner, BMGA, said: “We are thrilled about this partnership with ACU, the world’s oldest international network of universities. They are an ideal partner for BMGA as our drive to strengthen university graduates’ marketability aligns with their desire to transform lives and support development through education. Furthermore, ACU’s commitment to excellence in higher education is evidenced by its continuous research, community engagement, and unique partnerships worldwide. We look forward to the opportunity to work with ACU to equip the next generation with essential soft skills for continued relevance.”


Dr. Joanna Newman, the Chief Executive and Secretary General, ACU, said: “We are delighted to be working with BMGA through this new partnership. Higher education has the power to transform lives, and this is particularly true for women: a university education can triple a woman’s earning potential. The BMGA Fellows Program is an outstanding initiative aimed at developing the skills women need for the future of work, and the ACU looks forward to working with BMGA to extend the programme’s reach to more countries”.


About the Association of Commonwealth Universities


The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first international university network, with over 500 member universities in more than 50 countries. Its network spans over 10 million students and 1 million academic and professional university staff.


The ACU is dedicated to building a better world through higher education. International collaboration is central to this ambition: by bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them – the ACU helps to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives. The ACU champions higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting its members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.


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About BMGA Enterprise Limited


BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA) is an EdTech finishing school for the next Information Revolution. We provide social and marketing intelligence to increase the productivity of people and organizations.


BMGA equips individuals and organisations with soft skills that optimise their performance and marketability in the business environment. Through a methodology rooted in the science of learning and behaviour, capacity building programs are created and deployed to align with how the human brain gathers, retains and recalls information. Subject-matter experts and partner institutions teach the learning programs across the globe. Our learning programs are deployed via in-person and with the use of technological tools, i.e., the BMGA e-learning platform. Some of the courses offered include Business Etiquette, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Graduate Employability, etc.


The BMGA Fellows Program is a six (6) month social impact initiative powered by BMGA under our foundation. The program is designed to narrow Africa’s gender skills gap. The program provides participants with the knowledge, network, and resources required to gain fundamental employability skills for a successful career in the 21st century. The next cohort of the BMGA Fellows Program will be open for application in 15 March 2021.


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