The African Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Training Project is an initiative of the State Department aimed at reinforcing the managerial, social engagement, leadership skills and competencies etc…of young women entrepreneurs in Senegal and other african countries.

On Saturday, August 27th, was held at WARC the closing ceremony of the third cohort presided over by his Excellency Mr Richard Raynor, US Ambassador in Dakar and Professor Ousmane Sene, WARC Director. After the welcome words from the WARC Director, the Ambassador expatiated on US relations with african countries and initiatives for young african achievers but he also repeatedly emphasized the excellent partnership between the Embassy and the West African Research Center (WARC).

The event was closed with a keynote address from the WARC Director on self-reliance and empowerment. Many of the fellows and the project coordinator expressed their appreciation for the unfailing support received from WARC which, according to them, has never failed to back their initiatives and efforts.

AWE is jointly managed by a Coordinator, who is an alumna of WARC and the YALI program, and the West African Research Center (WARC).

The event, which also displayed beautiful exhibits of products from the young women entrepreneurs, was attended by over 50 participants and concluded with the awarding of 10 funding checks of 10,000 each for the 10 best projects from AWE fellows. 

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