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The Women’s Empowerment Conference on AFCFTA

October 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Organized by COMESA Business Council (CBC) in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), this conference will explore pathways through which the implementation of the AfCFTA will ensure women’s economic empowerment.

The objectives of the conference are:
(a) To provide information on how women-led businesses can benefit from the AfCFTA
(b) To propose measures/programs to improve compliance with market access requirements by SMEs under COMESA and towards AfCFTA and market opportunities to be pursued
(c) To raise awareness on policies that support participation of women in the AfCFTA in the areas of trade, civil society, politics, and corporate industry
(d) To propose measures that strengthen digital financial inclusion of women in trade at the COMESA and AfCFTA level

The expected result will be increased knowledge for women-owned enterprises on how to engage within, and benefit from, the AfCFTA agenda.