3rd AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM
5-6 OCTOBER 2017
Africa’s top women entrepreneurs, leaders in innovation and top economic transformers from diverse sectors.
to the exchange of ideas, approaches and good practices in the area of promoting empowerment, innovation and entrepreneurship for women.
measures to improve access to finance to women entrepreneurs through a comprehensive programme.
the role of various intermediaries such as social enterprises, associations, foundations, NGOs, and micro-finance institutions towards enhancing and facilitating women innovation.
media attention to strategic responses to women entrepreneurship challenges in Africa.
the accomplishments of trend-setting women entrepreneurs and professionals in key sectors of the African economy.
intra-Africa and inter-continental trade and collaborations and link the informal rural productive sectors with formal business environments.
about SDGs as they relate to African women empowerment.
H.E. MS LINDIWE ZULU
Minister of Small Business Development
Republic of South Africa
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (AfDB)
UN Women, West and Central Africa
The Mohau Group
Bardill & Associates
Founder & Executive Chairman
Founder & Executive Chair
Women’s Enterprise Development Initiative (WEDISA)
The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
BE A CHANGE AGENT
African Women have a responsibility to fill the gaps left by the social system that has retarded progress by neglecting the empowerment of women. The time has come for women to foster the paradigm shift, the time has come for women to do what only women can do for women, the time has come for women to change the status quo for better.
WOMEN CREATING IDEAS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
African Women understand the rhythm of the African Clime from the Boardroom to the Kitchen, and from the farmland to the market. As young executives and mothers, they build the economy and the future. They constitute a repose of ideas for positive transformation across the continent.