On July 17, we celebrated the successful launch of #BIAWE Phase 2 project, together with @comesa_lusaka, @NEPAD_Agency, the Spanish and Kenyan Governments.
The 3rd edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2023) which was held in Cairo Egypt, from November 9-15, 2023 was a success. IATF 2023 provided market access of $43bn and Platform for networking, Business to Business Linkages and Exchanges of business.
Leila Belkhiria Jaber takes the helm as President of Women In Business, uniting global women entrepreneurs for growth and empowerment.
COMESA, COMFWB, AUDA-NEPAD, Spanish Gov & Kenya launch BIAWE Phase 2 to empower women entrepreneurs in Africa. €20M from Spain, offering incubation, training, markets & financial aid. Commits to women's economic participation & growth. Sanitary pad machine launched for KIRDI.
Madagascar hosts 1st SAFE trade fair promoting women's empowerment in entrepreneurship, highlighting the need for gender equality and support for economic opportunities.
The Comesa Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) is a COMESA institution which was established in July 1993 in Zimbabwe with the endorsement of the Authority which is made up of Heads of States and Governments of the COMESA member states.
COMFWB acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience among women entrepreneurs; an instrument through which the appropriate portion of COMESA Women in Development Programmes are implemented; a forum for network among women entrepreneurs and an instrument for encouraging women to set up or expand existing enterprises.”
I thank God for COMFWB for opening our minds through the training offered to us. I have benefited very much from this training. I am now able to train other groups and also other trainers on value addition for the cassava produced here in Busia.
The hard work by the women in business in Zambia is now yielding results especially with the help coming from stakeholders like COMESA, COMFWB and ZAM.