1 The African Women’s Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) confirmed that the Vice President of the African Union Commission (AUC)HE Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwawill deliver the keynote address at its annual AWIEF conference next week.

2 The AWIEF2022 The Conference and Awards (Hybrid) will take place on September 26-27, 2022 onsite at the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egyptand online, in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC).

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3 The event is co-organized by the Egyptian Business Association (EBA).

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4 The theme of this year’s conference is, Moving Africa Forward through Gender Mainstreaming.

5 AWIEF’s Founder and Executive Director, Irene Ochem, said, “We are honored and excited by the CSA Participation of the Vice-President at AWIEF2022.

6 Her Excellency Dr. Nsanzabaganwa represents Africa’s success in gender diversity and inclusion at the highest level and is an inspirational figure and role model for all African women in business and governance.

seven She is a strong advocate and driving force in driving Africa’s economic growth through SMEs, women and youth for inclusive development. Dr. Nsanzabaganwa joins a powerful faculty of global speakers for AWIEF2022, including Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, HE Dr. Rania Al-MashatDamilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the The United Nations Secretary General and CEO of SE4ALL and AEnergy Co-Chair, Elena Atanasova Panova, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt, and Solomon Quaynor, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization at the African Development Bank (AfDB).

8 The two-day event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of MSMEs and SMEs for the inclusive economic development of Africa and brings together the African business ecosystem for discussions on entrepreneurship, leadership, technology and innovation, sustainability, intra-African trade, finance and investment, energy and infrastructure, agriculture and food security.

9 The sponsors of AWIEF2022 are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (www.GatesFoundation.org), Amazon Web Services (https://aws.Amazon.com), the Africa-Europe Foundation (www.AfricaEuropeFoundation.org), Afreximbank and Sparkle Digital Bank (https://aws.amazon.com).

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11 Partners of AWIEF2022 are the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation (https://MoIC.gov.eg), the Egyptian Entrepreneurs Association (http://www.EBA.org.eg), APO Group and EdVentures (Edtech Community Partner) (https://nmEdVentures.com).

12 AWIEF2022 is a hybrid event.

13 Registration is still open.

14 To register for AWIEF2022 as a virtual or in-person participant, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3eXTTwj

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