US embassy to train 300 Women in Entrepreneurial skills

In Summary
  • Participants  to undergo guided training and engagement from local business leaders
  • AWE curriculum is based on DreamBuilder, an online platform 
  • Program  support and amplify economic contributions of women around the world.

300 female entrepreneurs are to be equipped with skills required to create and grow their own businesses courtesy of the United States established Academy for Women Entrepreneurs-AWE program.

 Under the AWE program,   participants will receive   educational resources through guided training and engagement from local business leaders, and effectively network with other successful business owners to ensure small business growth.  

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown launched the second cohort of the AWE over the weekend which will run for a period of eight months.

 “For societies to thrive, women and girls must be able to participate fully in their communities socially, economically, and politically, because investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth” said Ambassador Brown.

 The AWE curriculum is based on Dream Builder, an online platform developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan.   

 Atiak Co-operative Society is implementing the second AWE cohort in Kampala, Gulu, Soroti, Mbale, and Mbarara .

 Other partners in this program included the Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development (NoWAD), iProfile Foundation, NSSF, Stanbic Business Incubator, and Pooja Chandra Pama, Private AWE Donor and Founder of ACE Health Foundation

 AWE   was established in 2019 by the United States, to support and amplify the economic contributions of women around the world.  

 Uganda is one of more than 80 countries participating in the AWE program.