New Program to Enhance the Economic Performance of African Women-led Businesses Featured at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 10, 2013: A new trade and development program, called African Business Women (ABW) Connected, created to enhance the economic performance of African women-led businesses is being featured at the 2013 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum during the African Women’s Entrepreneurship (AWEP) portion on August 10 and 11th.

Built on the understanding that trade is essential to long-term sustainable economic growth and women are driving the majority of African small and medium enterprises while having a profound impact on their communities, ABW Connected is a first-of-its-kind trade, technology and leadership program, which includes the only Pan-African summit and trade expo for African women exporters to be held in Ethiopia in September 2014.

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Swaziland Observer reports SWIFT participating in ABW Connected Summit & Trade Expo

March 18, 2013: SWAZILAND FAIR TRADE (SWIFT) announces its participation in the first-ever Pan-African Business Women’s Trade Expo (ABW Connected Summit & Trade Expo, Ethiopia September 2014).

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Hon. Minister Jabulile Mashwama, Minister of Commerce, Industry & Trade for The Kingdom of Swaziland talks about the importance of ABW Connected and its impact in Africa.

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