Africa Women’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the opening of registration for its annual convention and awards.
This year marks the 9th edition of the prestigious AWIEF event, and will be held on 9th and 10th November 2023 at the Kigali Convention Center (KCC), Kigali, Rwanda.
AWIEF has become Africa’s leading entrepreneurship, innovation and technology platform, bringing together over 1,300 entrepreneurs and startups, industry experts, thought leaders, policy drivers, and change-makers from government, corporate and development sectors for impactful discussion and dialogue on innovative ideas is bringing together. Initiatives, strategies and solutions to drive innovation, entrepreneurship, digitisation, intra-Africa trade, investment, food security, climate action and sustainability and ultimately, economic and social transformation in Africa.
Last year’s speakers included Her Excellency Dr. Monique Nsanjabaganwa, Vice President, African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Solomon Quinor, Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, African Development Bank (AfDB). ), Jackie Jones, Director, Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Izabela Milewska, Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Sponsors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AWS, Afreximbank, Sparkle and Africa Europe Foundation.
AWIEF 2023 will be a completely in-person event, returning to its full glory from 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual and hybrid.
Irene Okame, Founder and CEO of AWIEF, said: “We are excited to bring the 9th edition of our annual conference for the first time in East Africa and especially to one of Africa’s most exciting cities, Kigali.
“We look forward to furthering our efforts to connect the African and global entrepreneurship ecosystem in this important hub for business, technology and innovation.”
For a limited time only, AWIEF is offering an introductory 15% discount on all delegate tickets and exhibition of booking,
All AWIEF 2023 participants attending the program from outside Rwanda are eligible for a visa on arrival without prior application. Citizens of African Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie member states can obtain a free visa on arrival for visits of up to 30 days.