Interviews

The AWP Network and Guardian Nigeria to Launch Writing Competition for Girls

The AWP Network and Guardian Nigeria to Launch Writing Competition for Girls  On the International Day of the Girl Child – October 11, 2020, The AWP Network in collaboration with Guardian Nigeria launched its first-ever writing competition for girls ages 13 to 20. The essay topic to be addressed for the writing competition will be: …

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AWP Network Program Managers, Florentina Agu and Sike Gbana Discuss the AWP Network Vendor Program

The African Women Power (AWP) Network recently launched a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite.  The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. The AWP Network Local …

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Mary Olushoga, Founder of AWP Network wins the Africa Data Challenge

The Planet Earth Institute hosted the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge,’ as part of its #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The challenge is a groundbreaking competition that invites well-qualified parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real human impact in Africa. While the ‘data revolution’ is a major theme in conversations on technology and business, there …

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The AWP Network to Support Women Entrepreneurs Through its Vendor Program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria – The African Women Power (AWP) Network has launched a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite.  The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. …

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Empower Invest fund, EmNEW to invest in small and medium-scale renewable energy projects in Africa, with a focus on solar power, hybrid, and hydro technologies

 The African Development Bank managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight (8) small renewable energy projects with capacity ranging from1-10 MW, towards bankability and construction.  The grant will support a broad range of project preparation and development activities, including technical …

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Yasmina Edwards and Freda Isingoma Launch The Village Femme

The Village Femme aims to create an engaging, inspirational, supportive and informative safe space for a network of women across the globe who are influencing change across industries and borders. At Village Femme, we believe that education stretches beyond the four walls and hallowed halls of educational institutions. Education is also about sharing knowledge, providing …

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Carbon establishes $100,000 fund to address the lack of funding for African Entrepreneurs

Carbon’s Disrupt fund will invest up to $10,000 per startup (for 5 percent equity) and give access to Carbon’s API, allowing investees to leverage Carbon’s growing customer base and innovative technology platform, to get to market faster. Acknowledging that its success is dependent on the growth of the tech ecosystem, Carbon expects the initiative to …

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