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AWE programme empowers 50 women entrepreneurs

Fifty women from across the country have graduated as second cohort for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a programme that provides women with the tools needed to create and grow their own businesses, raise capital, and effectively network with other successful business owners. 

The programme participants were selected from the //Kharas, Erongo, Khomas, Ohangwena, and Oshana regions. 

“When women are successful, communities prosper, countries thrive, and the world becomes a safer and more stable place for us all. Having successfully completed this course, you are empowered with the resources and knowledge to expand your businesses,” said the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Namibia, Tiffany Miller. 

Funded by the U.S. Embassy and implemented with support from SME Compete and Glowdom Namibia, AWE is a global programme run by the U.S. Department of State that empowers women entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries. 

The programme was developed to support the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, which is designed to support women worldwide in fulfilling their economic potential. 

The AWE programme was officially launched in Namibia in November 2020, and to date, approximately 70 women have graduated from the five-month long training course.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 22:51

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