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When African Women are Financially Included, an Entire Continent Wins

The Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), and which is currently taking place from Nov. 25 to 27 in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Credit: Plasir Muzogeye/IPS by Emmanuel Hitimana (kigali)Tuesday, November 26, 2019Inter Press Service KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) – When Rwandan-born and Senegalese-raised entrepreneur and businesswoman …

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AfDB launches funding scheme for women

The 2019 Global Gender Summit, held for the first time on the African continent kicked off with the heavy focus on closing the gender gap. The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched an initiative officially on Monday to bridge the 42-billion-U.S.-dollar financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. The initiative, dubbed Affirmative …

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Meet Christelle Kwizera, a young entrepreneur striving to eradicate water scarcity

Accessingwater is a human right, and as a way of reflecting the fundamental nature of such basics, Christelle Kwizera established Water Access Rwanda, a social enterprise committed to eradicating water scarcity by providing appropriate technologies for durable access to water. A mechanical engineer and social entrepreneur as well, Kwizera had …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Clearing barriers for young entrepreneurs

These past seven days formed the annual “Global Entrepreneurship Week” and it warms my heart to see that I can run short of fingers and toes when counting young Rwandan entrepreneurs that I know, off head, who are managing active enterprises in various sectors. From agro-processing to manufacturing, technology to hospitality, …

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Networking initiative connecting 50m women entrepreneurs to take off in Kigali

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business will be launched in Kigali next week during the upcoming Global Gender Summit. This year’s Global Gender Summit, is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the government of Rwanda and supported by other multilateral …

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Are You An Edtech Entrepreneur?

Submit your proposal for a chance to grow your business and disrupt how secondary education is delivered across Africa The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting growth-stage, educational technology (EdTech) innovators to apply for an opportunity to grow …

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