The Government of Japan has agreed to fund a $ 419, 682 project to improve livelihoods in Gabon through strengthened food security.
SAP Next-Gen has launched the local chapter of Women in Data Science, an initiative that seeks to educate female data scientists and encourage them to enter the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
The Acting President and CEO of OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Finance2Equal Tanzania Initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation across businesses by reducing gender gaps.
[Kenya] UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation trains 100 women leaders in hospitality and tourism
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Kenyan Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife have sponsored 100 Kenyan women to qualifying them for the hospitality and tourism sector.
IFC has entered into partnerships with Al Mansour, owner of prominent food retail chains in Egypt, to increase economic opportunities for women.
Women entrepreneurs working in agricultural processing in the Kigoma Region have seen a boost to their income and social position thanks to a programme led by Energy 4 Impact.
Kemi Ayinde is co-founder and CEO of Heathpoint, a company making healthcare, through the use of technology, widely accessible and affordable in Nigeria.
One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force.
Faridah Afadameh is CEO of Ashfar Group, a pan African business enterprise with footprints in West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
Evidently, the novelty and productivity that women bring into a business is being lauded across the world for having a reverberating effect on all growing economies.
South African small business manufacturers in the cosmetics industry would do well in international markets and meet the high export demand as their products are of high quality and affordable, according to CECOSA Executive Director.
IFC is partnering with GSE and over 70 other stock exchanges around the world to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality”, an initiative that will seek to promote increased women’s participation in the global economy.
[Kenya] TechnoServe, Moody’s Foundation partnership to equip 1,000 entrepreneurs with business skills
Development organization TechnoServe has announced a new partnership with Moody’s to empower entrepreneurs in the informal settlements of Nairobi.
Vibrant sustainable economies require the full inclusion and participation of all citizens and especially women, a joint statement by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) says.
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.
OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad.
Sanlam has announced that it has agreed to the pricing of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Transaction announced in October 2018.
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa (NYSE: V) today reinforced its dedication to women empowerment with the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition.
Gebeya, a Pan-African education technology and online job placement company together with IFC, through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, signed a $500,000 agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program.
Leading off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy, has appointed highly respected African energy expert Mrs. Olga Johnson as an Ambassador for Africa.
Eni Angola, representing Sonangol - Concessionaire and the partners of Block 15/06 - Sonangol P&P and SSI, signed a new donation contract with HALO Trust in support of the demining activity in the country.
Dr. Jill Sawers is an innovation, business and entrepreneurship development specialist that co-founded FEMTECH to roll out in Africa an experiential training programme for women entrepreneurs running technology-enabled businesses.
The African Export-Import Bank has upgraded its compliance function to a full department, naming long-serving banker Maureen Mba as Director.
Founded in 2007, Branding & Marketing YOU is headed up by Donna Rachelson - branding and marketing specialist, author of three best-selling books, successful businesswoman and savvy business investor.
Kirsty Chadwick, a citizen of New Zealand, puts to work her passion for education and the technology at her disposal to create innovative, cost effective and fully customised e-learning solutions.
IFC signed an agreement with Banque de l’Habitat to launch a pioneering project that will help the bank boost financial inclusion for women in Tunisia and launch a digital offering for its customers.
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.
With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to improve the country's innovation.
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.
Year after year, the majority of senior executives in South Africa are men. In July last year, only one of the JSE’s Top 40 companies had a female CEO.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group, has appointed Ms. Arunma Oteh to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga in Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support capacity and skills development for women and youth.
ACWA Power has announced collaboration with ECOHZ to empower local women and support communities in Morocco.
The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs.
Female sapphire miners in Madagascar are among the nation’s hardest workers and poorest people, but their future is looking brighter, thanks to University of Queensland research.
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
More than 20 partner organizations have launched the Deliver for Good Kenya Campaign.
The European Investment Bank has signed a new loan with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation boost women empowerment across the country.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) will next year launch the SheTrades programme in Uganda and Egypt.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.
The move by Ethiopia to increase female representation in Government is the latest indication of a global wave of awakening to the reality that increased female participation for development is a must for any economy.
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
A transformative African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) requires the full inclusion and participation of the continent’s women.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of AfDB, has approved resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme.
CHANCEN International invests in the education costs of students in Rwanda. They can concentrate on their education while our community helps them achieve their goals.
Rockwell Automation has named Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
For every $7 spent on water and sanitation, a community receives $30 worth of benefits according to the World Health Organization.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FinDev Canada – the Canadian government’s development finance institution have agreed to collaborate in joint transaction opportunities, external partnerships and best practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed Ms. Aya Chebbi from Tunisia as his Envoy for the Youth.
The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has signed a financial procedures agreement with the World Bank-led Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
The Democratic Republic of Congo government has indicated its support for the 50 Million African Women Speak project which has now officially been launched in the country.
International mining company Asanko Gold Inc. has launched the Asanko Women in Mining “Botae Pa Initiative” at the Asanko Gold Mine, AGM, in Ghana, West Africa.
Amref Health Africa (global) and the Amref Health Africa office in Spain received the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in Oviedo, Spain at a ceremony officiated by the King of Spain Felipe VI.
COMESA has launched the 50 Million Africa Women Speak project in Seychelles during a two-day stakeholdolder engagement held at Savoy Hotel. .
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria's Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium sized, and women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors.
Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, has been appointed the new Secretary General of La Francophonie.
Farafena, a company offering nutrient-dense, African-grown and sustainable products, has expanded across Canada with its products now accessible across Canada, including 500 Loblaw stores.
Food and beverage company Nestlé has renewed its commitment to restore Kenyan coffee glory through continued technical support and training for existing and potential farmers.
Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed.
Madagascar is set to implement the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project following the successful stakeholders’ engagement.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Banque Misr, Egypt’s second-largest bank, to help expand the number of women-led businesses in its SME Banking portfolio.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
Stakeholders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have welcomed the introduction of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project following a two-day workshop conducted by COMESA.
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.
Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
There are two strong arguments why we need to get greater women and youth involvement in agriculture – pragmatic and strategic.
Nestlé Ghana has appointed Mrs. Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer (BEO) for MILO® in Malaysia and Singapore as its new Managing Director.
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.
Bridgett Majola and Itumeleng Mukhovha, lawyers at global law firm Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, have both been included on the list of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 outstanding young South Africans in recent years.
Seven years ago five women from Khelcom Birane, a village in central Senegal, set up a farming cooperative with only $10.
Marcia Ashong, of Ghanaian nationality, is an entrepreneur with experience in upstream oil and gas law, project management, consulting and business development. She founded TheBoardroom Africa, an outfit dedicated to increasing female boardroom participation in Africa, with her co-founder Tamsin Jones.
Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse has been sworn into office as the Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
The board of directors of Ethiopia's lone telecom company, Ethio Telecom, appointed new CEO, Frehiwot Tamiru, replacing Andualem Admassie, who served for five years.
The negative effects of gender inequality across the world are a serious issue that institutions and corporations across Africa can no longer avoid.
American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 4-city "Own Your Brilliance! Tour throughout South Africa and Namibia for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs.
ECA’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe announced that plans are underway to set up the African Women Leadership Fund to help speed up the growth of women-led businesses around the Continent.
As one of East Africa’s big brothers in economic growth and development, Kenya has this week continued to attract praise and investment with its landmark investments delivering impressive payoffs.
Peace Hyde has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa in Lagos.
COMESA has successfully launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project, a women economic empowerment initiative, in Malawi.
The CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited and the chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Flora Mutahi has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Compact.
By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
The Lusaka City Council has launched a Social Inclusion and Gender Policy aimed at ensuring that Council promotes a conducive and enabling working environment and ensures that its services reach all intended beneficiaries.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), have released a study that demonstrates that better performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards.
More than sixty women and women’s groups involved in agricultural processing in the most impoverished areas of Tanzania will receive commercial and technology training to boost their productivity and profitability.
At a time when Kenya is enjoying a boom in the business of fitness buoyed by a growing middle class keen on their health, women are trailblazing in moving fitness beyond hobby to career.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight African countries.
COMESA has begun to engage member States on the implementation of the 50 Million African Women Speak project, a women empowerment project funded by the African Development Bank.
We have gained good traction especially in the transport sector, we were able to process over 5million transactions and about $40 million dollars in 2017 on our platform.
ITC launches Netherlands Trust Fund IV project to increase the competitiveness of technology companies in Uganda
The NTF IV project is designed to scale up companies, provide more end-to-end solutions, engage more start-ups, and ultimately be one of the key drivers of the development of Uganda’s IT sector
The digital gap between men and women is widening and the divide is reinforcing socioeconomic inequalities