On July 17, we celebrated the successful launch of #BIAWE Phase 2 project, together with @comesa_lusaka, @NEPAD_Agency, the Spanish and Kenyan Governments.
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.
COMESA Secretary General urges Malawi to use ZEP-Re for regional integration, visits COMESA Federation of Women in Business to promote women-led businesses.
The COMFWB AGM brought together women entrepreneurs from across COMESA to discuss progress, opportunities, and challenges in business and trade.
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.
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.