On October 17, the U.S. Embassy launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Bagamoyo, a White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative to support women entrepreneurs around the world. Forty seven Tanzanian women will participate in the 13 weeks of online training facilitated by U.S. Government exchange program alumni and project partner, SELFINA, which will take place at the Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSuBa).
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Coastal Region is the seventh cohort of this program in Tanzania. Other regions that have received this training include Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Dodoma, and Mbeya. Through the program participants learn how to develop a business plan, create marketing materials, and hone their networking skills, empowering them to take charge of their businesses and succeed as business owners. The District Commissioner of Bagamoyo Hon. Zainab Abdallah and the Principal of TaSuBa, Dr. Herbert Makoye, along with U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Chad Morris, attended the launch event.