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Join the WIA 54 programme for African women entrepreneurs!

The WIA 54 programme promotes women entrepreneurship in Africa since 2017. Each year, it endows 54 African women entrepreneurs from 54 African countries with a comprehensive support package consisting of training, communication, mentoring and networking.​

This year, 540 women candidates will benefit from training and coaching. The jury will indeed make an initial selection of 10 finalists per country. Through this newly introduced initiative, WIA aims at supporting more than 10,000 women entrepreneurs by 2030.

The call for applications opens Tuesday, April 6th 2021.
The deadline is 7th of May 2021 at midnight (Central European Time).

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of women in Africa start a business, the highest rate in the world*.

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Women make up half of Africa's population and produce 62% of economic goods, but only 8.5% are wage-earners.

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In just a few years, Africa has become the leading continent for women's entrepreneurship**.

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higher performance when women are in leadership positions, according to Roland Berger's 2016 study ``New Deal, New Game for Women in Africa``.

*Source : GEM women entrepreneurship report 2017 |**Source : GEM women entrepreneurship report 2017

WIA THANKS THEIR PATRONS AND PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

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