Welcome to AITWN.
Africa International Trade Women Network, (AITWN), started with a host of challenges such as limited access to export training, market information and finance in addition to other barriers women face in the business environment.
However, it is widely recognized that women entrepreneurs across Africa are generating employment and adding value to exports in innovative ways.
This necessitated the coming together of some group of women from distant locations who shared similar vision, objectives and career to network with other women involved in international trade.
We are focused on providing economic and social development training that empowers women to earn and save money, live healthier lives, participate in decision making in their homes , communities and connect other women in strength and solidarity.
We directly align with SDG goal number 2, 5, 7 and 12 to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. However, we believe women are central to every one of the SDGs. Discover how our work drives progress toward the SDGs of ending poverty, eradicating hunger, improving health, promoting equitable economic growth, ensuring education for all, and supporting inclusive, peaceful societies.
Given that Agriculture produces the major primary commodities in Africa, the ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) agreement has enabled us help women to develop and execute global and local trade opportunities.
We encourage women to invest in Africa and the international market with various lucrative investment opportunities. This can be accomplished via:
- We provide opportunities for joint venture with other women entrepreneurs and producers in global value chains.
- Connecting women around the globe to increase business activities for products and services for members through Workshops, seminars, conferences, trade missions.
- Members have the opportunity to receive training and support to attend national, regional and international trade fairs.
- Access to cooperative society that provide credit facilities to members at fair and reasonable rates on interest for investment purpose.
- Providing opportunities for capacity development, mentorship, training ,monitoring and supervision of empowered women.
What We Do
AITWN At A Glance
Our projection is to expand to 15 African countries by 2022
We have trained over 120 business entrepreneurs
Over 60 projects expended and we are poised to do more
Acres of Farmland
Farmlands our farmers are currently cultivating
AITWN has helped increased my knowledge and understanding of the complexities of international trade. The training covered all important aspects of trading internationally in detail while putting them into context using real-life examples, this has greatly broaden my scope of horizon in export business.
– Judith Idialu