History of AWAN

Africa Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN) is a non-governmental business support organization that promotes women’s small, medium and large enterprises (SMEs) growth in East Africa region. The organization was established in 2003 to respond to the increasing need for African women to have the latest information on trends, opportunities, and challenges in regional and international agribusiness arena. AWAN operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and Burundi with further interaction in the West Africa and South Africa regions. The regional secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our vision

For African women in agribusiness to be transformed into key players in global trade.

our mission

To provide a platform for women in Eastern Africa that advises, empowers, mentors, sponsor, commercializes in order to grow their agribusinesses.

Our value proposition

African Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN) is a women-driven organization focused on women and youth in agribusiness. It provides business support for sustainable agricultural value chains to its members by providing technical, advisory, financial, mentorship, policy formulation services and offers a platform to network, enabling them grow and scale up their enterprises thus enhancing food security and wealth creation.

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