Women Supporting Women Fundraiser
Bridging the Gap: Empowering Businesses to Go Global. Nairobi, Kenya.
By: OWIT International
In response to global demand and shifting trends in trade, OWIT (www.owit.org)
Day One will be comprised of a capacity building workshop for local women entrepreneurs seeking to take their business across borders. On Day Two trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world will discuss best practices for shaping cross-border commerce, share insights for what's next for the future of trade, and the evolving role of women in trade.
Capacity Building Workshop Overview - October 24th
Internationalization of trade and investment is complex. OWIT's Capacity Building Workshop provides attendees with access to the subject matter experts and resources needed to help overcome the unique challenges of internationalized trade and investment. The workshop targets female business-owners who are currently exporting their goods or services, or are seeking partnerships and networks that will provide them with the right information, markets, and ﬁnances required to take up global trade opportunities.
The Conference - October 25th
The 18th Annual OWIT Conference will be hosted by the OWIT Nairobi Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. The conference will explore some of the main constraints faced by female entrepreneurs in accessing new opportunities and markets in the global trading arena, including:
• Lack of access to credit
• Lack of access to trade-related information
• Limited capacity in terms of knowledge and skills
• Limited participation and representation in trade policy-related positions
The 18th Annual OWIT Conference aims to:
• Explore how to enhance women's capacity to engage in international trade;
• Address the constraints in accessing new markets, and to build women's capacity to beneﬁt from cross-border trade;
• Initiate action-oriented conversations that result in greater female participation in global trade;
• Foster conversations about obtaining alternate, competitive sources of investment capital required for female entrepreneurs to up-scale their businesses;
• Provide a platform to connect women across traditional, emerging, and developed markets;
• Understand the capacity of domestic and international organizations to dismantle the trade challenges identiﬁed by stakeholders;
• And, reﬁne and aﬃrm the commitment and pledges from stakeholders for the key messages that emerge from the conference.
For more information about the OWIT Conference, International Capacity Building Workshop, and sponsorship opportunities please visit http://www.OWIT.org/