7th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Advancing Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Growth in the post-COVID-19 African Economy




Launched in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria, the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is Africa’s leading women entrepreneurship conference and awards event. The platform is an international gathering of 1,300+ entrepreneurs, startups, thought leaders, policymakers, international development partners, investors, CSOs, academia, and media for dialogue and discussions on issues of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in Africa.

AWIEF2021 will take place as a hybrid event on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 with the theme “Advancing inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth in the post-COVID-19 African economy.”

Over these years, AWIEF has offered participants and stakeholders an opportunity to engage, connect, and build new business relationships on the side-lines of thought-provoking conference sessions.

The AWIEF Awards was launched in 2017 to recognise and celebrate excellence in African female entrepreneurship and innovation.

Past AWIEF speakers and attendees have included, amongst others:

  • Former country presidents and vice presidents
  • African ministers and deputy ministers
  • Ambassadors
  • Mayors
  • C-suite industry and corporate business leaders
  • Policymakers
  • Heads of international organisations/UN Agencies
  • International development partners
  • Innovators and business experts
  • And various high-level representatives from academia, business, diplomatic missions and other public and private sector leaders from across Africa and beyond.

The event is finished.


Dec 02 2021


2:00 am - 3:00 am

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