International Women's Day

Leading Change that drives the Economic Prosperity of African Businesswomen

Zambia COMFWB celebrate our business women in becoming very innovative and resilient to keep going in their efforts for survival and economic empowerment.

Ms. Maureen Sumbwe
COMFWB Chair, Zambia
COMFWB Board Chair

SOMALI WOMEN BUSINESS GROUP wishes to partner with COMFWB Chapters so each Independent Somali Businesswoman can strive for stable financial security. Together, we are stronger

Ms. Naima ahmed abdi
COMFWB Chair, Somalia

Against all odds, COMFWB Malawi chapter hosted the COMFWB Trade Fair to show resilience and share opportunities across the COMESA Region.

Ms. Barbara Banda
COMFWB Chair, Malawi

Seychelles business  women established COMFWB Chapter taking advantage of the Intra-COMESA trade facilities to enhance wealth creation

Madam Claudette Albert
COMFWB Chair, Seychelles

Perseverance and Resilience defines COMFWB Eritrea chapter who is committed to equity across all women  business sectors for peace and prosperity.

Mrs. Selamawit Mekonnen
COMFWB Chair, Eritrea

There are few unconquerable difficulties for the one who fights them with relentless courage.

Madam Eliane Munkeni
COMFWB Chair, DR Congo
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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 (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.”

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Catherine Olab
Tangakona Commercial Village, Busia - Kenya

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.

Maureen sumbwe
Chief Executive Officer
ZFAWIB -Zambia

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.

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