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February 27, 2020

Women benefit from empowerment initiative

FAIDA Mohammed Shaib, like majority of Zanzibar women, had for many years survived as a mere destitute housewife, with literally nothing to count on as her reliable source of earning. But, that was before 2016. The up-and-coming entrepreneur is today an economically empowered lady, traversing the East African region and minting money from her agricultural […]

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February 27, 2020

Govt rolls out training for women doing cross border trade

The Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development has rolled out a training programme targeting women involved in cross border trade to enhance their capacity to benefit from the EAC integration process. The training will mainly target women traders in border counties on the simplified guidelines to EAC trade rules and regulations. The Ministry […]

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February 11, 2020

Tribute to our unsung heroes: Ugandan women in business

By Bemanya Twebaze In Summary Unlock women’s potential. In order to unlock the full potential of women in Uganda, we must continue to foster an entrepreneurship ecosystem for women that helps them to overcome barriers – cultural, legal, social, traditional, etc. The 3rd edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (Miwe) has listed and ranked […]

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February 3, 2020

NBC invites women entrepreneurs to sign up to NBC B-Club.

Speaking during a seminar dubbed ‘The first annual Islamic women conference on Tanzania’s industrialization Agenda,’ NBC’s head of affluent banking, Ashura Waziri said through its B-Club network, the bank has launched a special program now in its third year aimed at building capacity for entrepreneurs including women. The seminar which was crafted under auspices of […]

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January 16, 2020

Roaring Cross-Border trade lifts thousands of women out of poverty in Rwanda

In Rwanda from the capital city of Kigali to the borders with Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda, cooperatives are building socially and economically resilient communities. TMEA has interest in supporting women economic empowerment and this is being shown by its recent financial commitment to increase funding to women programmes. As well as its partnership [...]

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December 13, 2019

EAC businesswomen root for digital economy to facilitate trade

EAST African businesswomen are calling for the establishment of a digital economy to facilitate women doing business in the region. The women who met here last week under the auspices of the East African Women in Business Platform (EAWiBP) observed that they still lacked skills of doing business using digital economy. They also decried the […]

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December 2, 2019

COMESA, EAC And ECOWAS Launch Platform For Women In Business

A digital platform specifically designed to address the information needs of women in business and connect them via a custom-built social networking tool was launched over the weekend in Kigali, Rwanda. The platform, known as 50 Million African Women Speak, was unveiled during the Global Gender Summit in the Rwandan capital. It primarily seeks to […]

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November 13, 2019

Equip Kenyan youth, women for opportunities in expanded Africa

While attending the 23rd Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) meeting as a private sector and youth participant, one topic that inspired me was “Faster implementation of AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) for job creation for the youth”. The theme of the meeting organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa […]

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October 30, 2019

Annual Symposium, a Fruit Bowl of Research, Policy and Practice on Inclusion of Women in Trade

We at TradeMark East Africa were pleased to recently launch a series of annual events we call Sustainable and Inclusive Aid for Trade (SIAT) symposia.  Our first event, organised in partnership with the University of Portsmouth, brought together over 300 delegates from around the world to learn and share practical experiences and policy approaches to the Inclusive Participation […]

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