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Who We Are?

The Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) was established in 2004 as a non-profit, non- governmental organization. It mainly targets the promotion of women in business, with a special focus to working on value-chains through the provision of technical skills, marketable skills that can help them to get involved in income generating activities.

Our Vision & Mission

The vision of CAWEE is to create globally competitive core women entrepreneurs class in Ethiopia.
Thus, the mission of the Center is building the capacities of women in business, with a focus to export market operating at different levels, through the provision of different kinds of support services.

Our target...


Agriculture / Coffee & Honey


Women who are involved in the agricultural industries and honey are among our target. Our aim is to get these people to connect with the global market and change their lives.

Textiles / Garment & Hand Weaving


We regularly focus on women in the textiles such as garment and hand weaving businesses. You can easily join our membership and benefit a lot from what we offer you.

Leather / Fashion Accessories


For those of you who are in the leather production area, our company will connect you with all of the companies that are found in the globe, which will provide you with multiple opportunities.

Gemstone & Jewelry


Our members who are involved in Gemstone and jewelry production design the most unique pieces in the country. We can provide such connections for you to easily exchange the experiences with other customers.



Parallel to the provision of marketable technical skills, CAWEE works in connecting those trained women and young girls to high end markets. We focus on hotels, travel agencies, import & export businesses, photography and branding and marketing companies.

What We Do


Training in
In partnership with the International Trade Centre, CAWEE provides trainings in international trade under the program called “ACCESS!”

CAWEE provides continuous mentoring services by providing continuous advice and counselling services as routine services to its members.

As the core mandate of CAWEE is supporting and promoting women exporters, one of its task is expanding the export base of its members.
Implementing organization of the economic empowerment project by “Connecting 1,500 Women and Young Girls to the Export Market”.

counselling services
Providing business counselling services to select companies owned & managed by women that are in export market and potential exporters.