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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and AfricArena Host a Webinar on Women in Tech: is it more complicated in Africa?

Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (www.AWIEForum.org) has partnered with AfricArena (www.AfricArena.com) to host a webinar titled “Women in tech: Is it more complicated in Africa?” on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 15:00 CAT (GMT +2). Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2020 call for nominations announced

AWIEF Awards are Africa’s top honours for female founders and entrepreneurs designed to recognise and celebrate their contribution to the growth of Africa’s economy

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for AWIEF Awards 2020. This year marks the fourth edition of the highly-anticipated AWIEF Awards which serves as the premier platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa. AWIEF Awards are Africa’s…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) extends deadline for applications for Leadtech Incubation program to 20TH May 2020

LeadTech Incubation is open to female digital startup leaders who are 18 years of age or older and residing in any African country

In light of the ongoing developments and challenges around COVID-19, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has extended the deadline for applications for the LeadTech Incubation Program to 20th May 2020. LeadTech is run in partnership with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) (www.UM6P.ma), Morocco. AWIEF founder and CEO,…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) partner to launch LeadTech Incubation Programme

The new programme was unveiled for the first time during the AWIEF 2020 International Women’s Day event on 9th March in Lagos, Nigeria

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco (www.UM6P.ma/en), a world-class institution that  puts research, innovation and entrepreneurship at the service of the development of the African continent, to launch LeadTech Incubation Programme. The new programme was unveiled for the first time…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) marks International Women’s Day in Nigeria with key event

The theme for the AWIEF International Women’s Day (IWD) day is: A decade of economic emancipation of women in Africa 2020-2030

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is hosting a dialogue on 9 March 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria, to mark International Women’s Day and raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Africa. “We want to discuss meaningful ways to make women benefit from the…

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Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards celebrate women entrepreneurs in Africa

Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs were selected as finalists, from 10 different African countries, across eight different categories

The Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum annual AWIEF Awards (www.AWIEForum.org), held on October 30, 2019, honoured and celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent. Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs were selected as finalists, from 10 different African countries, across eight different categories. The 2019 AWIEF…

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Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference Resolution Calls for the Inclusion of Women in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Process

A resolution adopted at the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) 5th Annual Conference & Expo, could have far reaching implications for women economic empowerment in Africa

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Conference (http://www.AWIEForum.org) made history this week when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), at its annual gathering of leading women politicians, businesswomen and entrepreneurs on the continent, 29-30 October 2019,…

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Leading Women Entrepreneurs Across Africa Share Their Insight

Launch of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Insights publication to celebrate woman leaders and entrepreneurs across Africa

To mark the 5th anniversary of its high-profile annual conference, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (http://www.AWIEForum.org), has launched a prestigious publication, AWIEF Insights, celebrating and acknowledging the contribution made by women leaders, businesswomen and entrepreneurs across the Pan-African continent. AWIEF Insights is a glossy, magazine-style publication where…

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Women in Africa Need to Claim the Entire Continent as Their Marketplace

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference, Expo and Awards celebrates five-year anniversary in 2019 with the theme ‘Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade’

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (http://www.AWIEForum.org), opened in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 October 2019, with stirring calls from speakers for women to move from having conversations about economic empowerment to radical action. Keynote speaker, Dr Vera Songwe, United Nations Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary, UN Economic…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces keynote speakers for 2019 Conference

UNECA, World Bank, USAID, CTA, Shell, Nedbank, APO Group to headline AWIEF’s 5th flagship event

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has announced the keynote speakers for its prestigious annual conference taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019 for the advancement of women in Africa as innovators and entrepreneurs. AWIEF, which this year celebrates the 5th…