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Launched in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria, the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is Africa’s leading women entrepreneurship conference and awards event. The platform is an international gathering of 1,300+ entrepreneurs, startups, thought leaders, policymakers, international development partners, investors, CSOs, academia, and media for dialogue and discussions on issues of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in Africa.


AWIEF2021 will take place as a virtual event on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 with the theme “Advancing inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth in the post-COVID African economy.” Over these years, AWIEF has offered participants and stakeholders an opportunity to engage, connect, and build new business relationships on the side-lines of thought-provoking conference sessions.

About Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is a pan-African non-profit women’s economic empowerment organization that promotes and supports female innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa through a portfolio of high impact programmes. 


AWIEF’s mission is to foster women’s economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment through entrepreneurship support and development. Our year-round programmes culminate in convening the annual international and multi-stakeholder AWIEF Conference, Exhibition and Awards event, currently in its 5th edition. 


The annual AWIEF conference is a platform to dialogue and discuss issues of business and women entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa. AWIEF develops and implements programmes that foster the advancement of African women and girls in the areas of education, technology, and entrepreneurship.  AWIEF Provides capacity-building, training and business skills development for women-owned businesses to scale, move up the value chain and be more competitive.