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African Women's Entrepreneurship Exchange Promotes Business Growth

24/07/2013 11:27 (271 Day 03:10 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Thirty women entrepreneurs from 27 African countries arrived in the United States  to look at ways to grow their small and medium businesses, according to the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Government is committed to empowering women and supporting entrepreneurship to spur economic growth around the world.

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Now in its fourth year, AWEP elevates women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa who are transforming their societies through business and are voices for social advocacy in their communities. The participants travel to cities across the United States to visit local businesses, business incubators, schools, and non-governmental organizations, according to the U.S. State Department.


The participants begin their program in Chicago, and then split into smaller groups based on their expertise to travel to Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, or Albuquerque. The entire AWEP group then comes together to travel to New York City and Washington, DC.

The women represent Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Once they return home, the women connect with AWEP chapters in more than a dozen countries, where they work with AWEP alumnae to mentor women in their communities and share their experiences, according to the U.S. State Department.

 

 

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Parliament issues strong call for EU lobby transparency register to become mandatory

16/04/2014 16:53 (4 Day 21:44 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The report approved by MEPs gives an important signal to the European Commission that a far more ambitious approach is needed to secure genuine lobby transparency in the EU, according to EUbusiness Ltd.

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