D-Day: 16 days to the maiden NFNV Nigeria Pan African women EXPO in Abuja

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It is now exactly sixteen days to the commencement of New Faces New Voices Nigeria’s maiden Pan African women EXPO scheduled for October 8 to 22 in Abuja, Nigeria which will have as exhibitors businesswomen and women cross-border traders from across the African continent.

The EXPO is being organized by NFNV Nigeria in collaboration with COMECO, a media and events company, as well as FABA- FALABI, a Niamey-based firm and will feature two side events: a capacity building training on formalization of NFNV Nigeria’s Women Cross Border Trade project as well as the African Women CEOs Roundtable which will be attended by 50 African women entrepreneurs.

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Supporting partners for the EXPO include the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC); Bank of Industry (BOI) and the United Parcel Service (UPS) while the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCI) and African Newspage are hosting partner and official media partner, respectively.

The New Faces New Voices is a Pan African network of women in business and finance under the Johannesburg-based Graça Machel Trust (GMT), founded by Graça Machel, one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s and children’s rights and widow of Late Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary.

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The EXPO which promises investment, networking, trade promotion opportunities and viable exchange of products and services will be attended by not less than 1000 participants from across 18 African countries and is part of events leading to the implementation of the second phase of NFNV Nigeria’s Raising Voices for Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project

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The second phase of the project commenced last week with a two-day regional roundtable with stakeholders on women cross-border trade in Dakar, Senegal, whose highpoint was the composition of a caretaker committee for the newly founded West African Cross-border Women Traders Association (AFOACT).

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