United States Invests K6.2 Million to Empower Women and Youth Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA – Nearly 800 women and youth entrepreneurs have completed an innovative U.S. government-funded entrepreneurship project that supports women’s empowerment and inclusive economic development in Zambia. The one-year Kuku Project, implemented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) through a K6.2 million ($280,000) grant from the U.S. government, provided training to 769 early-stage entrepreneurs from ...
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Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Lusaka, Zambia December 2, 2020 Good morning.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to welcome you to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs or AWE.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I wish ...
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U.S. Embassy, WEAC Zambia Launch Expanded Training for Women Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA—The U.S. Embassy and Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) Zambia have launched applications for phase two for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) until Monday, August 31, 2020.  As part of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, AWE’s goal is to empower women with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to start ...
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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David on the Occasion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation J. Young

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Young Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Lusaka, Zambia July 16, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this afternoon to hear about your experiences in the Academy for Women ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia August 16, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I congratulate you—the first 31 Zambian women selected to participate in the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs! More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Lusaka ...
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