The 9th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference and Awards is just around the corner, and it's already making waves. With the enthusiastic backing of significant sponsors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AGRA, Ecobank, Flutterwave, and Jasiri, this event is set to be a game-changer.

Scheduled for November 9th and 10th, 2023, the AWIEF2023 Conference and Awards are poised to take place at the prestigious Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda. In collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Private Sector Federation (PSF) Rwanda – Specialized Cluster, and Rwanda Convention Bureau, this event promises to be a pivotal moment in the entrepreneurial landscape.

The theme, "Leveraging the Power of the Digital Economy: Innovate, Redefine, Empower," encapsulates the essence of this event. It serves as a dynamic platform for fostering inclusiveness, forging partnerships, and propelling private sector growth within the digital economy.

Distinguished Sponsors with a Purpose

The support of our esteemed sponsors exemplifies their dedication to the AWIEF vision: a thriving, inclusive Africa where women-led businesses are empowered to create and nurture high-impact, sustainable enterprises. These businesses play a crucial role in elevating the continent's GDP and fostering economic growth. The AWIEF Conference is renowned as Africa's foremost entrepreneurship gathering, attracting thought leaders, policymakers, development partners, and stakeholders.

Over two days, participants will engage in enlightening discussions led by a stellar lineup of over 60 global speakers. Workshops, masterclasses, a diverse multi-sector exhibition, and abundant networking opportunities await attendees.

The climax of the conference is the 2023 AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, taking place on November 9th, with Ecobank serving as a Category Sponsor.

Strategic Partners and Media Collaborators

The success of AWIEF2023 is further bolstered by strategic partnerships with RwandAir, Business Professional Network (BPN) Rwanda, Medical Women’s International Association, Rwanda Mountain Tea, African Leadership University, and Alpha Entertainment. The media coverage for this event is led by APO Group as the Principal Partner and Official Newswire, along with contributions from Mail & Guardian, Financial Nigeria, ANA,, BizCommunity, Bella Naija, Media Xpose, and Glass House PR. The collective efforts of sponsors, partners, and media collaborators ensure that AWIEF2023 will be a resounding success, making strides in advancing women entrepreneurship across the continent.