The Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) was established in 2004, registered under the Ministry of Justice, as a non-profit, non- governmental organization. Starting 2014, CAWEE changing its name to Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) was registered as a membership organization, licensed under the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade.
Promote Ethiopian women entrepreneurs, with a special focus to women exporters, both existing and potential/emerging exporters.
Build the capacity of women entrepreneurs through training, advisory services/business counselling, product development, mentoring, information sharing, etc.
Facilitate market linkages for women entrepreneurs by creating cooperation and collaboration with international institutions
Undertake practical researches to address the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
The vision of CAWEE is to create globally competitive core women entrepreneurs class in Ethiopia.
The Center's other focus activity targets working on value-chains through the provision of technical skills/marketable skills to grassroots women (the poorest of the poor) and connect them to markets through women owned and managed Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), existing and emerging/potential exporting companies, where in this respect the Center works on value-chains of different sectors with the ultimate purpose of empowering the supply capacity of the exporting SME companies.
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