The Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Africa for Africa Women (AAW) on November 10, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The South African delegation was led by Mrs. Bea Hacula, President of AAW accompanied with Mrs. Bonnie Mzimba, CEO of AAW.

The purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration between CAWEE and AAW in areas of common interest specifically in providing technical support and trainings to the projects identified by both parties in respect of promoting economic empowerment among women.

The MoU between CAWE and AAW agreement was officially signed on November 10, 2017 in the presence CAWEE Board members.

Mrs. Bea (Left) and Nigest (Right) during the Signing Ceremony

The MoU signing ceremony was followed on cutting of a cake where Mrs. Bea and Mrs. Nigest were accompanied by the Board members of CAWEE.

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During the Cutting of the Cake

During the signing of the MoU at CAWEE’s office, CAWEE Board members, who were also present during the signing ceremony, had also the opportunity to discuss with the South African delegation on how best the partnership and networking among the members of those two organizations can get established and strengthened.

CAWEE Board Members Standing & Nigest between the South African Delegation Sitting

During its stay in Addis Ababa, the South African delegation had the opportunity to visit Enat Bank, as AAW is in the process of establishing the South African Women’s Cooperative Bank, and took the opportunity to learn from the best practices of Enat Bank.

Mrs. Nigest Founder & Bored member of Enat Bank Sharing the Best Practices of Enat Bank to the South African Delegation

In establishing partnership with Enat Bank, the Africa for Africa Women (AAW) signed MoU with Enat Bank. During the Signing ceremony, officials of Enat Bank and representatives of the South African Embassy in Ethiopia were present,

Mrs. Birtukan Vice President of Enat Bank (Left) & Mrs. Bea President of AAW Signingthe MoU

Finalizing its visit at Enat Bank, the South Africa delegation had the opportunity to visit CAWEE member companies: Garden of Coffee, Salem’s Design, Lidia Leather, Entoto Bete Artisan and Muya Ethiopia.

The South African Delegation during the Visit at Garden of Coffee Joined by the Owner, Betlehelem

The Delegation Members at Salem’s Design, Joined by the Owner & Manger Salem

The Delegation Members at Leather Exotica, Joined by the Owner & Manger Meron

The Delegation Members at Negist Ethiopia, Joined by the Owner Mrs. Aster at her Residence

The Delegation Members at Lidia Leather, Joined by the Owner & Manger Lidia

The Delegation Members at Entoto Bete (Left) & at Muya Ethiopia (Right with Sara Owner& Manager Middle)

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