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Dubai Chamber supports the advancement of women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

Omar Khan, Director of International Offices, Dubai Chamber 

Evolvin’ Women, a social enterprise dedicated to the advancement of women in developing areas, has virtually signed an MoU with the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE), facilitated and supported by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The one-year agreement, facilitated and supported by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s representative office in Ethiopia, will see the training and development of emerging female entrepreneurs who are beneficiaries of CAWEE.

Evolvin’ Women will work with the entrepreneurs to help accelerate their business development and offer them an array of business support including training, services and resources to facilitate their financial success and freestanding.

The agreement will also see Evolvin’ Women advocate for the advancement of women in Ethiopia through leveraging local relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders to secure funds for the program and to provide the entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed.

As the programme commences, the training will be customised to the business needs of the entrepreneurs and Evolvin’ Women will further support them with the development of business plans and networking to help their businesses grow.

The training will serve as an incubator programme that will support their businesses throughout the design thinking process and startup phase to increase their prospects of success. The graduates of the course will be empowered to commercialise their products and services, create jobs and benefit their country’s economy.

Omar Khan, Director of International Offices at Dubai Chamber says: “I congratulate Evolvin’ Women and CAWEE on their strategic partnership, which will undoubtedly generate tremendous potential for expanding UAE-Ethiopia economic ties. This important collaboration complements the existing work that Dubai Chamber’s Ethiopia Office does with CAWEE to promote and foster cross-border cooperation in key areas of mutual interest and provide technical support and training to the projects and initiatives that advance economic empowerment among women.”

He adds: “Dubai’s business training Industry has very high standards. It is highly exportable and has the capacity for much greater utilisation. Dubai Chamber is committed to helping businesses of all sizes and stages of development expand into Africa, including startups and SMEs. It does this through its extensive business support ecosystem, which includes International Offices, Dubai Startup Hub, Dubai Business Women Council, research, and the Global Business Forum (GBF) series. Our comprehensive support has already helped Evolvin’ Women be introduced to partners in Kenya and we are currently working with them in Ghana, where they are now licenced.”

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