Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young At the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Thursday, June 10, 2021 (as prepared for virtual delivery) Good morning.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to hear about your experiences in the ...
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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. Invests K4.5 million in Women-Owned Businesses, Launches Second Phase of Women Entrepreneurship Training

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC), has today awarded nine women entrepreneurs a total of K4.5 million ($225,000) in seed funding to support women’s entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment.  Each of the winners received K500,000 ($25,00) from USADF following a competitive ...
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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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