AWE - DRC Official launch

The US Embassy Kinshasa to launch AWE – DRC (Academy of Women Entrepreneurs)

On Tuesday, 13th of February 2024, the U.S. Embassy Kinshasa in partnership with Groupe Utalii Kwetu will officially launch the “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs” in DRC (AWE – DRC). 

At the launch event, selected participants to the original generation of AWE – DRC met their facilitators at the American centers of their respective cities. They will also meet mentors and fellow participants, schedule their initial meetings with mentors, and share their expectations for participating in the project.

The main event of the official launch will be held in Kinshasa by HE Ms. Lucy Tamlyn, the US ambassador to DR Congo.

The AWE training will take place over a period of six months, including three months of guided formal training and three months of mentorship and business linkages, culminating in a graduation ceremony and pitch session. Successful participants will gain access to seed capital (specific to winners of the business plan competition) as well as further training opportunities at Harvard Business School in the United State and South Africa.

Selected participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of business, marketing, finance, and operations.

The training will be held both online and physically at the American Spaces in Kinshasa, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Bukavu, and Goma from February 13 to July 31, 2024.



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