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AWEP - African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

Department of State
Washington,  DC 20521

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AWEP - African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

A program administered by the U.S. Department of State that provides African women entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with counterparts during a visit to the U.S. and participate in follow on training. AWEP was launched in July 2010 in conjunction with the U.S.-hosted Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. The women who participate in the program include accomplished entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders of diverse enterprises in Africa. Some export under the terms of AGOA, while others are working to increase their export capacities and establish business relationships with U.S. partners. All are leaders in their communities and many are involved in women’s business and advocacy organizations.

Africa Women's Entrepreneurship Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State and provides African women entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with counterparts and participate in follow on training.

Across Africa, an increasing percentage of women are starting and running businesses—and those businesses are increasingly becoming a measurable force in the world economy. Sponsored by the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), in partnership

AWEP aims to empower African women entrepreneurs through:
- Supporting African businesswomen as voices of change and as leaders of social and economic progress in their communities
- Expanding opportunities for African exports and U.S. investment in sub-S

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Founded: 2010

Categories: Government Organization


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