Our Principal Partner, the APO Group will present the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award as part of #AWIEFAwards 2019. This prestigious award will recognise and celebrate a woman journalist who supports female entrepreneurship in Africa. The winner stands a chance to win a 2500 USD cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to an International Women’s Forum and an online course from one of the most respected international universities. For more information, read the global press release here: http://bit.ly/2RPWFUL If you’re an African female journalist or blogger who has what it takes, click on the link to enter: http://bit.ly/2YobArF Deadline for entry: 15 September 2019
About the AWIEF 2019 Conference:
The conference theme this year is, Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade. The theme will be unpacked as follows at the AWIEF conference in October:
• How to leverage the digital economy.
• How to provide more access to affordable investment and finance to women to drive women entrepreneurship.
• Analysing the importance and role that women have to play in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
More about AWIEF:
AWIEF (www.AWIEForum.org) is a pan-African women’s economic empowerment organization that promotes and supports female innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa through a portfolio of high impact programmes. AWIEF’s mission is to foster the economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment of women in Africa through entrepreneurship support and development. AWIEF’s
programmes and activities include accelerators, capacity-building and training, networking and mentorship, AWIEF Awards, AWIEF Digital Hub, and building the AWIEF community of African women entrepreneurs. The year-round activities culminate in convening and hosting the popular and widely attended annual international and multi-stakeholder AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards event, currently in its fifth edition.
AWIEF runs several programmes for women across the continent, such as the flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme for getting businesses “investment ready”; the FemBioBiz Accelerator Programme in partnership with HIVOS and NEPAD-SANBio, which builds and supports the growth of women-owned and led businesses in the health and agricultural biotech field and other biosciences, with impact on health, nutrition and food security. The #VALUE4HER programme is in partnership with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a European Union funded institution headquartered in The Netherlands, which strengthens women’s agribusiness enterprises in Africa.