Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, AWIEF, has announced that its annual conference and awards will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa, on October 29 and 30.
The AWIEF disclosed in a statement on Thursday that it would celebrate its fifth anniversary this year.
With ‘Enhancing impact: Digitalisation, investment and intra-African trade’ as the conference theme, the two-day event aims at promoting the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.
AWIEF is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
“The digital economy is driving business and enhancing the impact of our work. Investment in women-owned businesses is needed across the continent of Africa,” said the founder and Chief Executive Officer, AWIEF, Irene Ochem.
“It is important for Africa to trade among itself, to collaborate and cooperate. What we need to look at is the critical roles that women have in this integration process,” Ochem added.
AWIEF is a pan-African non-profit organisation with offices in Nigeria and South Africa, including the annual conference, awards and expo, as well as events all year round and programmes to mentor, fund and grow women entrepreneurs on the continent.