Entries by ireneochem

UNECA COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge (for details visit https://www.uneca.org/aiif-covid-19-ic/pages/africa-innovation-and-investment-forum-2020-covid-19-innovation-challenge) and Innovation in Government for COVID-19  (https://www.uneca.org/disgec/pages/innovation-government-challenge-covid-19). Africa traditionally depends on external supplies of medical equipment, diagnostic reagents and tools, protective gear and medicines. With a global scramble for limited medical […]

AWIEF Awards 2020 call for nominations announced

AWIEF is pleased to announce the call for nominations for AWIEF Awards 2020. This year marks the fourth edition of the highly-anticipated AWIEF Awards which serves as the premier platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa. AWIEF Awards are Africa’s top honours for female founders and entrepreneurs designed to recognise and celebrate their […]

AWIEF and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) launch Leadtech Incubation Program

AWIEF has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco (https://www.um6p.ma/en), a world-class institution that  puts research, innovation and entrepreneurship at the service of the development of the African continent, to launch LeadTech Incubation Program. The new program was unveiled for the first time during the AWIEF 2020 International Women’s Day event on 9th March in […]

Ugandan Journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award

APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, have announced Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin as the winner of the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award which recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa. The winner was announced […]

AWIEF conference resolution calls for inclusion of women in AfCFTA process

A resolution adopted at the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) 5th Annual Conference & Expo, could have far-reaching implications for women economic empowerment in Africa. The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Conference made history this week when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free […]

Women in Africa need to claim the entire continent as their marketplace

The 5th Annual in October 2019 opened with stirring calls from speakers for women to move from having conversations about economic empowerment to radical action. Keynote speaker, Dr Vera Songwe, United Nations Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said there cannot be talk about Africa’s growth without talking about the economic […]

AWIEF Awards celebrate women entrepreneurs in Africa

The annual AWIEF Awards, held on October 30, 2019, honoured and celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent. Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs were selected as finalists, from 10 different African countries, across eight different categories. The 2019 AWIEF Awards, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre […]

Leading Women Entrepreneurs Across Africa Share their Insight

Launch of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Insights publication to celebrate woman leaders and entrepreneurs across Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 2, 2019/APO Group/ — To mark the 5th anniversary of its high-profile annual conference, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched a prestigious publication, AWIEF Insights, celebrating and acknowledging the […]