12-13 June 2019. Nairobi. The AWAN-Afrika’s 1st continental conference and #VALUE4HER B2B fair was organised by the African Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN), with CTA and the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), under the theme of “Enhancing women inclusion in agribusiness”.
During the two-day event, women agripreneurs from 21 African countries gathered for masterclasses, hackathons and pitching opportunities to showcase their businesses and try to secure regional and global business deals.
- The #VALUE4HERConnect network brings women entrepreneurs in agriculture together in a virtual community and serve as an important business resource for members.
- More than 400 women have signed up to Africa’s first online platform for female agripreneurs, launched today at a trade fair in Nairobi.
- It is part of a program led by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to empower women in agriculture.
“Today, we have this opportunity to accelerate the manufacture and intra- African trade of value-added products, moving from commodity-based economies and exports to economic diversification and high-value exports”, Beatrice Gakuba, Executive Director of AWAN.
“We are pleased once again to partner with CTA and AWAN: #VALUE4HERConnect will make the difference in how women grow and scale their businesses. The platform bridges the gap in information and data. We connect women to intra-African opportunities, to finance and to markets.” Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF