Connecting and empowering the African woman

Welcome to AITWN.

Africa International Trade Women Network (AITWN) is established to connect, empower women and increase business activities internationally, especially across Africa for economic growth and development.

Our Story

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.

SDG Focus

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.

AFCFTA Nigeria

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:


Extensive research into diversified agricultural productions


Connecting farmers to harness investment opportunities


Forging partnerships that work


Creating strategic relationships that promotes business

Membership Benefits

  • 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.
Mentoring, Educating, Empowering, Financing

What We Do

At AITWN, our main objective is to build sustainable economy in Africa and connect women in the global markets. In order to achieve this, we are poised at:

AITWN At A Glance

The numbers sums everything up at AITWN

Expansion Project

Our projection is to expand to 15 African countries by 2022


Trained Enterpreneurs

We have trained over 120 business entrepreneurs


Completed Projects

Over 5 projects expended and we are poised to do more


Acres of Farmland

Farmlands our farmers are currently cultivating

What People Say


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

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