Cartier Interview

Interview of Nigest Haile, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment, and Jury member in the Sub-Saharan African panel of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards.
 
Nigest Haile, Cartier Interview, 2011

Nigest Haile, Cartier Interview, 2011

 

 
Wisdom Exchange TV with host Suzanne F Stevens presents Nigest Haile CAWEE

Wisdom Exchange TV with host Suzanne F Stevens presents Nigest Haile CAWEE

 

Wisdom Exchange

Words of wisdom: "We don't need other people to donate to us. I am here. I am working. I am capable to establish what we need in my country along with other women. You just need to be willing to work!"

Nigest Haile, Founder & Executive Director, Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

Nigest is an activist in the promotion of women entrepreneurs, with particular focus to women exporters, both existing and potential/emerging exporters. She has 23 years experience working in the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry, at different capacities, where in the last 13 years of her position as Head of the Women's Affairs Department in the Ministry, she was able to work on proposing policy ideas and recommendations for the creation of a conducive and women entrepreneurs friendly business environment.

In 2004, she founded the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE), the only NGO working in the country, providing capacity building support service targeting women exporters.

In conducting different kinds of action oriented research, focusing on women in business, Nigest is actively involved, and recently was able to publish a book compiling the findings of challenges affecting women in business. Read more
 

 

Empowering Women Weavers

Textiles make up the third largest manufacturing industry in Ethiopia, after processed food and leather. ITC is working with its local partner, the Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment, to provide women weavers with capacity building, training and support to help them earn higher incomes.

The work is done through the ITC project on ‘Supporting Women in the Textiles and Garments Sector' in Ethiopia, under the Women and Trade Programme.

 
Empowering women weavers in Ethiopia to export, grow businesses

Empowering women weavers in Ethiopia to export, grow businesses

 

 
2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day Ethiopia 2015

2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day Ethiopia 2015

 

Female Designers Fashion Show

The Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) with Partnership for Change (PfC) Norway celebrated the 2nd International Women Entrepreneurs Day on November 19, 2015 with a fashion show, show casing the capsule collections of 8 young female designers at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 

 

Interview with Mrs Nigest Haile - Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE

In connection with the Swedish initiative #FirstGeneration – a campaign with the aim to promote the global goals for sustainable development – the Embassy of Sweden has interviewed six women entrepreneurs working in Ethiopia. The video campaign intends to promote women in business and highlights how these women contribute to reaching the global goals in different ways.
 
Embassy of Sweden Interview with Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE

Embassy of Sweden Interview with Founder and Executive Director of CAWEE


 

Nigest AfCoP Interview

Nigest AfCoP Interview