NAIROBI– More than 180 women entrepreneurs from East Africa will convene at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) here Thursday for an intra-regional conference on trade which will be opened by Adan Mohammed, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives.
The East African Women in Business (EAWIB) Intra-Regional Trade Conference and Exhibition will bring together high-ranking government officials, women in business from the sub-region, and top executives in the manufacturing, agri-business, finance, information communication technology (ICT) and handcraft sectors among others.
The conference aims to create a platform for women to dialogue, identify trade bottlenecks and solutions in the (East African Community (EAC) sub-region.
According to EAWIB co-ordinator Nancy Gitonga, the conference is keen on ensuring that at least 30 women-led businesses are assisted to negotiate for contracts with buyers, during the conference. This follows a process that has already identified the business and pre-matched them to the most ideal buyer.
Further, it will be a forum for women in business to engage government, the private sector and development agencies and advocate for an environment that promotes women’s participation in trade.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK