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U.s. department OF STATE
the program
•
The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program
(AWEP) is a trade and investment initiative started by
the U.S....
Program activities
•
International Leadership Visitors Program (IVLP)
•
Annual AWEP-AGOA Forum
•
Business Incubator Progra...
2014 International Leadership Visitors
Program (IVLP)
•
Theme: "African Women Entrepreneurship Program:
Business and Leade...
•
Firm Diagnostic
Surveys
•
Chapter-Led
Business Trainings
• Product Design &
Packaging
• Exporting Under
AGOA
• Trade Sho...
Leveraging African growth & opportunity act (agoa)
2013 AWEP-AGOA Forum
•
Led by AWEP-Ethiopia Chapter
•
Policy Dialogues ...
•
More than 30
AWEP members
participated in
the second
annual SME Live
Banking Forum
held in Lagos,
Nigeria on
November 4-...
2014 Export Promotion Pilot
•
Initial diagnostic survey for prospective participations
(currently underway)
•
Selection of...
LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY
PLAN
•
Expanding the AWEP
Business Incubator Program
•
Developing Public, Private,
Partnerships (...
•
Local partners:
• SME Development
Agencies of Nigeria
(SMEDAN)
• Bank of Industry
•
Sectors
• Agribusiness
• Fashion & D...
AWEP NIGERIA 2013 EVENTS
AWEP NIGERIA NATIONAL CHAPTER
LUNCHEON, LOCATION, April 2013
• 300 members in attendance
• Networ...
AWEP NIGERIA 2013 EVENTS
AFRICAN GROWTH AND
OPPORTUNITY ACT
(AGOA) FORUM
Washington, DC, May
2013
•
Seven members were
spo...
My Experience

In 2011, privileged
nominee of AWEP
training in Washington
DC

CEO/MD of first cassava
glucose factory in...
PSALTRY INTERNATIONAL Co
Ltd
Company profile

Agro-based company registered
in Nigeria

Acquired 500 ha of farmland
with...
PSALTRY INTERNATIONAL Co
Ltd
Impact of PSALTRY in host
community

Employment of 200 staff (about 20% women)

Rural infra...
Happy awep nigeria member
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AWEP Nigeria
secretariat.awepng@gmail.com
Phone: 08166372307, 08028911415...
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  1. 1. U.s. department OF STATE
  2. 2. the program • The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) is a trade and investment initiative started by the U.S. Department of State in 2010. • In partnership with USAID, AWEP it provides professional networking, business development and trade capacity building opportunities for networks of prominent women entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa. • AWEP business leaders are transforming their societies by owning, operating and managing small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and becoming voices for social advocacy in their communities.
  3. 3. Program activities • International Leadership Visitors Program (IVLP) • Annual AWEP-AGOA Forum • Business Incubator Program • Export Readiness Pilot • SME Live Banking Event
  4. 4. 2014 International Leadership Visitors Program (IVLP) • Theme: "African Women Entrepreneurship Program: Business and Leadership” in English and French • Dates: July-August 2014 • Goal: • Showcase women's entrepreneurial advancements in the U.S. and sector-specific business best practices; • Offer opportunities to meet American businesspeople; • Introduce business growth, advocacy and networking models; & • Provide workshops on leadership and management.
  5. 5. • Firm Diagnostic Surveys • Chapter-Led Business Trainings • Product Design & Packaging • Exporting Under AGOA • Trade Show Preparation • Pitching to Banks • Digital Literacy • Financial Management • Community Service awep business incubators Empowering awep chapters
  6. 6. Leveraging African growth & opportunity act (agoa) 2013 AWEP-AGOA Forum • Led by AWEP-Ethiopia Chapter • Policy Dialogues with Trade Ministers • Conference • Business-to-Business (B2B) Networking Event • More than 100 AWEP members & 25 U.S. buyers participated
  7. 7. • More than 30 AWEP members participated in the second annual SME Live Banking Forum held in Lagos, Nigeria on November 4-5, 2013. • The event was organized by the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) in 2013 SME Live Banking Event Lagos, Nigeria
  8. 8. 2014 Export Promotion Pilot • Initial diagnostic survey for prospective participations (currently underway) • Selection of 10-15 Promising Firms • Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)-facilitated business consultant services in the following areas: • Acquiring Finance • Facilitating linkages with international buyers • Business Development • AWEP Train the Trainer Program • Participants will be required to train AWEP members in their home country on what they learned
  9. 9. LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY PLAN • Expanding the AWEP Business Incubator Program • Developing Public, Private, Partnerships (PPP) • Gender financing facility • Encouraging a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  10. 10. • Local partners: • SME Development Agencies of Nigeria (SMEDAN) • Bank of Industry • Sectors • Agribusiness • Fashion & Design • Food Processing • Home Decor • IT • Textiles AWEP NIGERIA 308 Active Members 1,650 Employees
  11. 11. AWEP NIGERIA 2013 EVENTS AWEP NIGERIA NATIONAL CHAPTER LUNCHEON, LOCATION, April 2013 • 300 members in attendance • Networking and educational opportunity for AWEP members INTEL TRAINING, Nigeria, April 2013 • Computer utilization training • 150 members in attendance. SELECTED MEMBER AT INTERNATIONAL VISITORS’ LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Washinton , July-August 2013 • Two member selected for attendance from Nigeria every year. Since 2011
  12. 12. AWEP NIGERIA 2013 EVENTS AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (AGOA) FORUM Washington, DC, May 2013 • Seven members were sponsored to attend by Global Shea Alliance • AWEP Nigeria had a booth at the forum AWEP/AGOA CONFERENCE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 2013
  13. 13. My Experience  In 2011, privileged nominee of AWEP training in Washington DC  CEO/MD of first cassava glucose factory in Nigeria (2007 – 2012  Participated in motivational talk at AWEP training in 2011 and this led to set- up/founding of PSALTRY INTERNATIONAL COMPANY LIMITED
  14. 14. PSALTRY INTERNATIONAL Co Ltd Company profile  Agro-based company registered in Nigeria  Acquired 500 ha of farmland within 10,000ha community farmland in Alayide/Wasinmi Village, Ado Awaiye, ISEYIN. Oyo State Nigeria  PIL cultivated cassava on over 300 ha as back up for the cassava starch factory  A 20 TPD cassava starch factory was built, and commissioned in May 2013  Over 500 farmers with about 30% women were organized into clusters/outgrowers supplying about 70% cassava requirement to the factory
  15. 15. PSALTRY INTERNATIONAL Co Ltd Impact of PSALTRY in host community  Employment of 200 staff (about 20% women)  Rural infrastructural development (rural road, borehole water, etc)  Capacity building for farmers (training, demonstrations, coaching)  Improvement in farmers yearly income revenue from about $1000pa to about $10000pa per farmer  More Girl child encouraged to go to school,
  16. 16. Happy awep nigeria member
  17. 17. Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add AWEP Nigeria secretariat.awepng@gmail.com Phone: 08166372307, 08028911415  

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