The call for nominations is now open for the 2019 edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards.
The call marks the 3rd edition of the affair, which is touted as Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the continent.
AWIEF is an organisation that fosters women’s economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment through entrepreneurship support and development.
The AWIEF Awards take place during the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference and exhibition, an event that will be hosted this year in 2019 on the 29th and 30th of October at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.
Nominations are to be submitted under eight categories, which include: Young Entrepreneur Award, Tech Entrepreneur Award, Social Entrepreneur Award, Global Brand Award, Agri Entrepreneur Award, Empowerment Award, Creative Industry Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Last year, the Young Entreprenur Award was won by Ms Nomso Faith Kana, a scientist by trade, working as an entrepreneur in the ICT and broadband infrastructure sector.
Ms Kana founded a broadband infrastructure services company that will erupt a passive fibre optic products plant and built connectivity networks that will enable 5G, internet of things and artificial intelligence to thrive in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
This year, as with previous editions of the event, nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, 15th May, 2019.