On February 6, the U.S. Embassy launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Kigoma, a White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative to support women entrepreneurs around the world. Thirty-nine 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 Radio Joy FM facility.
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Kigoma is the eighth cohort and the first with the English Language training in Tanzania. Other regions that have received this training include Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Dodoma, Mbeya and Coastal region (Bagamoyo). 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 Buhigwe who is also the Acting DC of Kigoma Hon. Col. Michael Masala Ngayalina and the U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Chad Morris attended the launch event.