The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced Kigali, Rwanda, as the Host City for its 2023 conference and awards ceremony.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the Rwanda Convention Bureau during the AWIEF2022 event recently held in Cairo, Egypt – where the Kigali International Convention Centre (KICC) was confirmed as the venue for this world class event.
The official announcement was made after a colourful host city reveal by a Rwandan delegation.
AWIEF Founder and CEO Irene Ochem hailed Kigali as one of the most exciting cities in Africa right now and a significant hub for business, technology and innovation on the continent.
“Rwanda is also at the forefront of gender equality and inclusion in governance and business leadership. It is an ideal country to host the high-level and dynamic discussions about women economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, investing, technology, and innovation in Africa that are the hallmarks of an AWIEF conference,” Ochem said.
Going into its ninth year, the award-winning annual AWIEF conference is one of the continent’s leading innovation and entrepreneurship events.
The conference brings together senior government leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, thought leaders, policymakers, international development partners, investors, CSOs, academia, and media for dialogue and discussions on issues of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, investing, technology, and innovation.