African Development Bank invites business enablers to apply for funding to support women entrepreneurs

This May, the African Development Bank Group is launching a call for proposals for projects enhancing the viability and sustainability of women entrepreneurship enablers. Women’s business associations, incubators, accelerators, and cooperatives that advance women’s entrepreneurship, can apply for funding for innovative projects or programs to bolster the skills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owned and run by women across Africa, the Bank announced. Entrepreneurship enablers, which include business associations and civil society organizations, play an important role in empowering […]

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Uganda: Push for women’s access to energy will boost economic participation and gender equality

Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. At a virtual workshop held on 23 February, Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Simon D’Ujanga said the ministry was pushing ahead with initiatives to expand women’s access to clean energy solutions and tackle gender violence. The event, organised by the […]

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum announces Call for Applications for Women in Green Energy Ventures Accelerator Programme

The Women in Green Energy Ventures Accelerator will take place over a period of eight weeks from 15th March to 7th May 2021 The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) in 2020 launched a new initiative “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” in partnership with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) (https://AWDF.org). The programme is implemented in Malawi and Nigeria. AWIEF is pleased to announce the call for applications for an Accelerator Programme targeting 10 women-owned […]

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