United States Embassy in Addis Ababa Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022

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To mark International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Deputy Chief Commissioner (DCM) Fiona Evans launched a year-long project across the country for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs ( AWE) 2022 at the US Embassy, ​​Addis Ababa.

In his speech, DCM Evans highlighted the importance of cooperation between the United States and Ethiopia. “Empowering women entrepreneurs not only benefits individual families, but also helps the Ethiopian economy as a whole.” DCM invited the volunteers to take advantage of the training aimed at improving their businesses and startups.

AWE is an agency of the US Department of State for Education and Cultural Affairs that provides knowledge, networking, and access to working women around the world to build and grow successful businesses. The Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) is the organization in charge of the project in Ethiopia, and the CEO of CAWEE, Nigest Haile, who is an alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) of the US Embassy, ​​also led a discussion. during the event. .

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AWE 2022 will provide additional training for women entrepreneurs in Dire Dawa, Jimma and Addis Ababa. The goal is to train women entrepreneurs, using the State Department’s online tool called DreamBuilder, which is a free training program designed for women entrepreneurs. Interested participants can contact CAWEE for registration: [email protected] or [email protected].

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The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa is supporting the AWE project for the second year in a row. In the first year of the program, 61 women entrepreneurs from Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar received training and other opportunities. Among the participants last year, four outstanding projects received funding from the USA Development Fund (USADF) amounting to 500,000 birr which is equivalent to $10,000.00 dollars each to increase their proposals.

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AWE 2022 is another example of the American people working together with the people of Ethiopia for a brighter future.

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