CAWEE Took Part at UNGA Side Event in NY
The Executive Director of CAWEE Dr. Nigest Haile took part at a side event of the UN General Assembly in New York (NY), September 21, 2023, high-level call to action meeting, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations, in collaboration with the UN Better Than Cash Alliance, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Generation Equality Forum, UN Capital Development Fund, Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, UN Women, Women’s World Banking, Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Advocacy Hub and the World Bank Group.
This UNGA side event discussed the theme: Reaching Financial Equality for Women: Actions to Advance the SDGs, Leveraging Digital Finance Technologies. The event was officially opened with a keynote address delivered by H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), where he highlighted the different efforts made so far & the Government’s continued initiatives, where he mentioned the establishment of Enat Bank and its services as one core component.
The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Ruth Groen-Goodwin, Managing Director, United Nations Better Than Cash Alliance. Panelists were: Dr. Belete Molla, Minister of Innovation & Technology of the FDRE; Ms. Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information & Communications Technology & Innovation, Rwanda; Dr. Neil Cabiles, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines; Ms. Alicia Buenrostro, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations; Dr. Raden Siliwanti, Director for Multilateral Funding, Republic of Indonesia; Professor Ratna Sahay, National Council of Applied Economic Research, India and Ms. Edem Wosornu, Director, Operations and Advocacy, UN OCHA.The high-level call meeting highlighted core issue areas of concern to take the agenda of women’s digital financial inclusion to the next level, with commitments highlighted by the panelists. The event was closed with remarks delivered by Mary Ellen, Women's World Banking President and CEO and H.E. Tesfaye Yilma, Permanent Representative of the FDRE to the United Nations
Breaking News from Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics in facilitating intra-African trade just announced a special discount offer for Ethiopian Coffee Exporters! an impressive sign of great appreciation for Ethiopia's export champion product - COFFEE!
For a period of 6 months the price for exports of 45kgs or more will be $1.50 to all African online/direct destinations, a reduction of almost 40%!
In the spirit of our motto - Boosting Intra African Trade: African Women Taking the Lead!, CAWEE encourages women coffee exporters to take advantage of this attractive offer!
Our special thanks goes to Ethiopian Airlines and Dagmawit, CAWEE member and Founder of Kedemt Coffee, for her efforts as the Chairperson of CAWEE's Logistics Taskforce that has contributed significantly in securing such an offer!
AndE Mamma: The spirit of Mamma’s Love!
AndE Mamma is an Eco-Social Business Organization with the vision to empower millions of struggling Mammas all over Africa while caring for the environment! AndE Mamma believes in Community Empowerment and Sustainable Environment and practices its core values Empowerment, Caring, and Life-Giving.
Founded in August 2020, Ande Mamma protects the environment and boosts the economy by replacing paper imports and increasing paper production at more than seven existing paper recycling plants. The recycled waste paper is handcrafted into decorative baskets, bowls and other useful and decorative objects crafted by the mothers.Stay tuned for the second feature on Thursday!
CAWEE organised the 3rd experience sharing event for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program on September 1, 2023, at Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa. The AWE program is financially and technically supported by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and the US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
During the event, panel discussion was organised where Dagmawit Abebe from Kedemt Coffee, Dr. Bethel Dereje from Wecare Digital Health, Nejat Ahmed from Qela Coffee and Dr. Blen Fekade from Lifeline Addis, all of them AWE training graduates, were speakers, they shared their amazing business journey, how they benefited from the AWE program and recommended areas of capacity building where CAWEE can be of continued help.
The event was concluded with a closing remark delivered by Mr. Stewart Davis, where he appreciated and encouraged each and every once that were AWE graduates.