On May 2, the U.S. Embassy launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Kagera, a White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative to support women entrepreneurs around the world. Thirty-five Tanzanian women will participate in 13 weeks of online training facilitated by U.S. Government exchange program alumni and project partner, SELFINA, which will take place at the BCD Stella Hotel in Bukoba.
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Kagera is the ninth cohort and the second with the English Language training in Tanzania. Other regions that have received this training include Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Dodoma, Mbeya, Coastal region (Bagamoyo), and Kigoma. 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 Bukoba Hon. Erasto Yohana Sima, Mr. Famba Kazimoto who represented the Founder of Omuka Hub Hon. Neema Lugangira and the U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Chad Morris attended the launch event.