International Cooperation Minister Rania Al Mashat said Egypt will host the 8th edition of the Africa Woman Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) on Sept. 26-27.
The minister made her remarks on Tuesday10/5/2022 at a press conference held by the International Cooperation Ministry and the Egyptian Businessmen Association.
The hosting of this event reflects Egypt’s keenness and support for empowering women and enhancing their economic participation and important roles on innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve sustainable development.
Such a step also reflects the state’s pivotal roles and national efforts on women empowerment to strengthen women’s contribution to the labor markets, the minister said.
Al Mashat also lauded strong ties and good cooperation between the ministry and the World Economic Forum and the National Council for Women to bridge the gender gap.
AWIEF is an award-winning women economic empowerment organization that supports women entrepreneurs in Africa to grow their business and fulfill their potential.
AWIEF aims to foster women’s economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment through entrepreneurship support and development.
It is also keen to realize its vision on having an inclusive and thriving Africa where women-owned businesses are empowered to create and grow high-impact and sustainable businesses, contributing to increasing Africa’s GDP and economic growth.
Source: State Information Service Egypt