• Skill development 
  • Digitization
  • E-commerce
  • Trading platforms

Access to education is a key component of the Women of Africa Network’s mission. The goal of gender mainstreaming in the AfCFTA cannot be met without resources and support for women to harness their innovative business and trade skills. 

Understanding digitization, e-commerce, modern trading platforms, and other 21st-century business tools will help give our network of women the competitive edge in Africa’s growing market.

Women already make up 70% of informal trade. By bridging the education gap, many of those same women entrepreneurs can move into the formalized sector, tapping into a larger market and expanding their business potential.