Man Ke man with Messay interview of Bethlehem and Nigest
 

Man Ke man with Messay interview of Bethlehem and Nigest

 
 
 
 

Man Ke man with Messay interview of Bethlehem and Nigest

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coffee Delegation to Denmark

 

Members of CAWEE in the coffee sector went on a trade mission to Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 16-21, 2018 that involved four women owned and managed green coffee exporting companies. Those companies were able to visit different coffee roasting companies in Copenhagen, where they also left their green coffee samples for testing/cupping by the roasting companies. This trade mission was very instrumental to the companies to understand the consumption level of the Ethiopian coffee in the different rostery and the market potential in Denmark.

 
 
 
Coffee Delegation to Denmark
 

Coffee Delegation to Denmark

 
 
 
 
 
Entoto Beth Artisan
 

Entoto Beth Artisan

 
 
 
 

Entoto Beth Artisan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OC Design

 
 
 
OC Design
 

OC Design

 
 
 
 
 

Cartier Interview

 
Interview of Nigest Haile, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment, and Jury member in the Sub-Saharan African panel of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards.
 
 
 
Nigest Haile, Cartier Interview, 2011
 

Nigest Haile, Cartier Interview, 2011

 
 
 
 

 
 
Wisdom Exchange TV with host Suzanne F Stevens presents Nigest Haile CAWEE
 

Wisdom Exchange TV with host Suzanne F Stevens presents Nigest Haile CAWEE

 
 
 

Wisdom Exchange

 
Words of wisdom: "We don't need other people to donate to us. I am here. I am working. I am capable to establish what we need in my country along with other women. You just need to be willing to work!"

Nigest Haile, Founder & Executive Director, Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

Nigest is an activist in the promotion of women entrepreneurs, with particular focus to women exporters, both existing and potential/emerging exporters. She has 23 years experience working in the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry, at different capacities, where in the last 13 years of her position as Head of the Women's Affairs Department in the Ministry, she was able to work on proposing policy ideas and recommendations for the creation of a conducive and women entrepreneurs friendly business environment.

In 2004, she founded the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE), the only NGO working in the country, providing capacity building support service targeting women exporters.

In conducting different kinds of action oriented research, focusing on women in business, Nigest is actively involved, and recently was able to publish a book compiling the findings of challenges affecting women in business. Read more
 
 
 
 

 
 

Empowering Women Weavers

 
Textiles make up the third largest manufacturing industry in Ethiopia, after processed food and leather. ITC is working with its local partner, the Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment, to provide women weavers with capacity building, training and support to help them earn higher incomes.

The work is done through the ITC project on ‘Supporting Women in the Textiles and Garments Sector' in Ethiopia, under the Women and Trade Programme.

 
 
 
Empowering women weavers in Ethiopia to export, grow businesses
 

Empowering women weavers in Ethiopia to export, grow businesses

 
 
 
 

 
 
2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day Ethiopia 2015
 

2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day Ethiopia 2015

 
 
 
 

Female Designers Fashion Show

 
The Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) with Partnership for Change (PfC) Norway celebrated the 2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day on November 19, 2015 with a fashion show, show casing the capsule collections of 8 young female designers at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Interview with Mrs Nigest Haile - Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE

 
In connection with the Swedish initiative #FirstGeneration – a campaign with the aim to promote the global goals for sustainable development – the Embassy of Sweden has interviewed six women entrepreneurs working in Ethiopia. The video campaign intends to promote women in business and highlights how these women contribute to reaching the global goals in different ways.
 
 
 
Embassy of Sweden Interview with Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE
 

Embassy of Sweden Interview with Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE

 

 
 
 
 

Nigest AfCoP Interview

 
Nigest AfCoP Interview