Africa Women Trade Conference – Owit Nairobi
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ABOUT AWTC

In response, to global changes and shifting trends in trade, OWIT Nairobi in collaboration with OWIT Nigeria and OWIT Zimbabwe will be hosting the Africa Women in Trade Conference (AWTC) on November 25th – 26th 2021 at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino. The conference will seek to attract over 500 women from the regional block – Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Eswatini, Ghana, and South Africa among other African countries. A key objective of the AWTC is to increase intra Africa Trade amongst women in Africa with the aim of promoting Women Economic Empowerment. African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement brings together a total population of 1.3 billion people with a GDP of $3.4 trillion. This creates a great export market for our members.
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About OWIT Nairobi

Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) Nairobi was established in April 2001 in Kenya. Our big audacious goal is that “By 2030 our members will manage to generate 60% of their revenue from exports.”
We have four key objectives: (1) Access to markets; (2) Access to finance, (3) Capacity Building; (4) Mentorship.

Our programming and activities contribute to three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 1 on eradication of poverty, SDG 5 on gender equality and women economic empowerment and SDG 10 on reducing inequalities.

Our members are in five sectors: (1) Manufacturing and Energy; (2) Technology and Innovation; (3) Agriculture; (4) Services and (5) Retail and Trade.

Our typical member has been in business for over 5 years; complies with the Kenyan laws; employs between 4 to 20 staff members; has an intention to export and annual revenue range between USD50,000 to USD200,000. Our top four countries where our members export are United Kingdom 19%; United States of America 17%; Uganda 10%; Tanzania 10%.

OWIT Nairobi in collaboration with OWIT Nigeria and OWIT Zimbabwe would like to enhance the capacities of Women in Africa through linkages that will create market access.

Conference Objectives;
  To create awareness for Intra-African Trade.
  To provide a networking platform for women businesses to expand into African markets.
  To create new market opportunities and linkages in Africa for women.
  To examine trade barriers that hinder women traders.
  To evaluate innovative financial solutions for women in trade.
  To discuss e-commerce as an enabler of trade.
  To discuss agriculture as the next frontier for Africa.
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