The Canadian and African Business Women’s            Alliance, CAABWAExperiencing Development in Africa            IDSA02H...
Who we are      The Canadian and African Business       Women’s Alliance (CAABWA) is a       Canadian non-profit organiza...
Where we work     In Canada     In Africa@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
Reflections for this course What is development? Why development? How do we determine which countries  are rich and whi...
Reflections for this course How is income distributed? How is it that countries with similar  incomes vary substantially...
In this course, you wouldexperience: The work of development actors How their work in development is  affected by econom...
Service PhilosophyWe are committed to work Respecting the diverse  skills, experiences and backgrounds of  all With inte...
Our Programs/Projects In Canada Current and on-going Partnership Development– York Region and GTA     funded by Trillium P...
Our Programs/Projects (cont’d)In CanadaPast Business Training and Mentorship for  newcomer women (2008-2010) –  Funded by...
Our Programs/Projects (cont’d)   International   On-going Internship Program    Programs are designed to strengthen women...
Our Programs/Projects (cont’d) International On going ABW Connected Program (2010-2013) Our objective is to enhance econom...
Our Programs/Projects (cont’d)InternationalPast Internship Programfunded by TFOC,CIDA and CMA Positive Partnership Progr...
Our Network   Canada Based    Immigrant Women in Business in the GTA    Volunteers in development    Vaughan Welcome Ce...
Our Network (cont’d)   International    Federation of National Association of Women in     Business   In Eastern and Sout...
Welcome to CAABWA       Questions, Comments and Feedback@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
THANK YOU@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
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Caabwa information session january 2012 - Beverley Rodrigues

  1. 1. The Canadian and African Business Women’s Alliance, CAABWAExperiencing Development in Africa IDSA02H3/AFSA03H3
  2. 2. Who we are  The Canadian and African Business Women’s Alliance (CAABWA) is a Canadian non-profit organization with the mandate to support African women entrepreneurs in their efforts to participate in international trade .@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  3. 3. Where we work  In Canada  In Africa@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  4. 4. Reflections for this course What is development? Why development? How do we determine which countries are rich and which countries are poor? Why women and youth? @ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  5. 5. Reflections for this course How is income distributed? How is it that countries with similar incomes vary substantially in “quality of life” How does access to basic human services differ ?– Access to health; education; safe drinking water; clean air; access to natural resources @ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  6. 6. In this course, you wouldexperience: The work of development actors How their work in development is affected by economic, political and social conditions in various countries in Africa What is working and what isn’t! @ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  7. 7. Service PhilosophyWe are committed to work Respecting the diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds of all With integrity integrating the best gender equality practices Within an anti-racism framework Meeting standards of superior quality With a client centered approach@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  8. 8. Our Programs/Projects In Canada Current and on-going Partnership Development– York Region and GTA funded by Trillium Program development- Self Employment Training and Mentoring for Immigrant Women  Mobile workshops for women in business  Business Start-up information and training  Business Expansion Information and training  Legal aspects information and training  Financial Literacy Information and training  Trade facilitation at festivals and marketplaces@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  9. 9. Our Programs/Projects (cont’d)In CanadaPast Business Training and Mentorship for newcomer women (2008-2010) – Funded by Ontario Trillium Echoes of Africa Festival (2009) – Funded by Ontario Trillium@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  10. 10. Our Programs/Projects (cont’d) International On-going Internship Program  Programs are designed to strengthen women’s trade organizations and businesses in Africa.  Provides Training opportunities and work experience for Canadian students in development.  32 sponsorships through partnerships with the Canadian Manufactures and Exporters Association in 2008  Sponsorship and partnership with the University of Toronto  Sponsorship and partnership with York University  Sponsorship and partnership with Trade facilitation Office of Canada@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  11. 11. Our Programs/Projects (cont’d) International On going ABW Connected Program (2010-2013) Our objective is to enhance economic performance on the African continent in the three largest export sectors for women Craft/textiles, agribusiness, services. ABW intends to unite these already successful African business women from ALL 54 countries in Africa to each other.@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  12. 12. Our Programs/Projects (cont’d)InternationalPast Internship Programfunded by TFOC,CIDA and CMA Positive Partnership Program Access ProgramFunded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Fund for Africa.Conducted Research and compiled baseline information on the trade and genderspecific situation in the selected African countries, on priority needs in terms ofsupport to women exporters for the Program Building Capacity for Trade PACT)@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  13. 13. Our Network Canada Based  Immigrant Women in Business in the GTA  Volunteers in development  Vaughan Welcome Centre  Somali Immigrant Women’s Association  Community MicroSkills Development Centre  Afghan Women’s Organisation  Women’s Creative Craft International  University of Toronto  York University  Trade Facilitation Office (to get proper name)@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  14. 14. Our Network (cont’d) International  Federation of National Association of Women in Business In Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM)  Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)  The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)  Centre de services au dévelopment international des affaires (CEDIAF)  Gone Rural Bomake@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  15. 15. Welcome to CAABWA  Questions, Comments and Feedback@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011
  16. 16. THANK YOU@ Bevor Consulting and Training Services 2011

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