20 May 2012

Tanzania: East African Women in Business Platform Launched

THE Secretary General of the East Africa Community (EAC), Ambassador Dr Richard Sezibera is expected to launch the East African Women in Business Platform (EAWiBP).

According to a statement issued by EAWiBP, the new platform aims at promoting women's participation in the EAC's trade and integration process. The statement further said that over 30 participants are expected to attend the event, including government officials and business women from the five EAC partner states, development partners and other stakeholders.

EAWiBP was initiated in 2011 by the East African Business Council (EABC) with the support of Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) with a view of putting in place mechanisms to address challenges faced by women-owned businesses within the region.

Drawing its mandate from the Treaty for the Establishment of East African Community, particularly Article 121 and 122, the platform will be guided by the vision of becoming a women's centre of excellence for intra and extra-EAC trade.'

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