4th African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
Empowering female entrepreneurs has to be the lead in the journey towards sustainable economic development. AWIEF is Africa’s #1 female entrepreneurship conference & exhibition bringing together over 1,200 female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, industry experts, academics, development organizations, and investors in a combined effort to accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.
Unleashing ideas: innovation, sustainability and enterprise growth.
The conference features keynotes, highly interactive panel sessions, exhibitions, masterclasses, high-profile and quality networking, B2B matchmaking and a Pitch n Grow™ for the 2018 Growth Accelerator powered by Nedbank. The event will end on a high note with the 2018 AWIEF awards celebrating game changers in various sectors across the continent.
Which are the goals?
- ✓ Promote and support women’s economic empowerment across Africa, through innovation and entrepreneurship, for job creation, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development.
- ✓ Develop and implement programmes that foster the advancement of African women and girls in the areas of education, technology, and entrepreneurship
- ✓ Provide capacity-building, training, and business skills development for women-owned businesses to scale, move up the value chain and be more competitive
- ✓ Facilitate access to finance and global market opportunities for African women entrepreneurs
- ✓ Promote sustainable practices in women-owned and women-led businesses
- ✓ Facilitate intra-Africa trade, collaborations, and business partnerships
- ✓ Advocate for gender-sensitive government mainstreaming and implementation of policies and legal frameworks to empower women and girls in Africa
- ✓ Promote learning, networking, knowledge-sharing, and exchange of best practices
- ✓ Establish an extensive network of African women entrepreneurs, businesswomen, innovators, and social entrepreneurs
- ✓ Organize and host the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference and exhibition
- Knowledgeable and expert speakers will be talking at the conference including H.E.DR.Ammenah Gurib-Fakim, H.E.Madame Monica Geingos, Mamokgethi Phakeng, Eleni Gabre-Madhin, H.E.Elback Zeinabou Tari Bako.
- You may see the full speakers list here.
- You can find more information at the event's official website.
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