It's Day Two the Annual COMFWB Trade Fair. Learn more
Day Two of the Annual COMFWB Trade Fair.Learn more

second annual
regional trade fair
& Gala dinner

22nd - 24th September 2021

Lusaka, Zambia
New Opportunity
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July 17, 2023
Unleashing Women's Entrepreneurial Potential: COMFWB Launches BIAWE Phase 2 with €20 Million Funding

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.

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May 25, 2023
Madagascars SAFE Trade Fair Attracts Over 100 Exhbitors

Madagascar hosts 1st SAFE trade fair promoting women's empowerment in entrepreneurship, highlighting the need for gender equality and support for economic opportunities.

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May 5, 2023
Regional Integration in Action: The COMESA Secretary General's Trip to Malawi

COMESA Secretary General urges Malawi to use ZEP-Re for regional integration, visits COMESA Federation of Women in Business to promote women-led businesses.

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April 28, 2023
COMFWB AGM 2023: Reviewing Progress and Planning for the Future

The COMFWB AGM brought together women entrepreneurs from across COMESA to discuss progress, opportunities, and challenges in business and trade.

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April 18, 2023
COMESA Institutions Collaborate to Enhance Regional Integration Efforts

CEOs from 10 COMESA institutions and executive management meet in Lusaka to enhance collaboration. Discussions include presentations on objectives, policies, and programs. Topics include joint visibility plan for COMESA and institutions. Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe inaugurated the retreat.

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October 1, 2022
A spotlight on the first annual COMFWB Northern Sub-Regional summit

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Rima Ramsaran, AMFCE President, speaking during the launch of FCEM World Committee
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Who Are We

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.”

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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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