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Entreprenariat féminin : 6 Etats africains dans le top 31. Une étude menée par la société américaine Dell a révélé une liste de 31 pays qui favorisent la réussite des femmes entrepreneurs.

Entreprenariat féminin : 6 Etats africains dans le top 31

Six pays africains figurent dans ce classement, selon les résultats de la chercheuse Ruta Aidis de l’Université George Mason en Virginie (USA). crédit photo : un.org Sans surprise, les pays anglo-saxons arrivent en tête des meilleurs endroits pour les créatrices d’entreprises dans le monde. Le constat est le même sur le continent africain avec l’Afrique du Sud classée en 20e position. Le Nigéria occupe la 23e place suivi de l’Ouganda et du Ghana respectivement 25e et 26e dans le classement. L’évaluation des 31 pays a considéré 5 facteurs majeurs qui sont : L’environnement entrepreneurial, l’accès aux ressources, le leadership et les droits des femmes, le potentiel de croissance pour les entreprises appartenant à des femmes et l’écosystème de l’entrepreneuriat féminin.

Les Etats-Unis, le Canada et l’Australie constituent le trio en tête du classement général. En Afrique, qui sont les six femmes ministres en charge des TIC et du numérique ? - TIC Mag. (TIC Mag) – A la faveur de la journée internationale de la femme qui s’est célébrée ce 08 mars 2017, TIC Mag a produit une infographie présentant succinctement les femmes ministres qui ont en charge le développement des TIC dans leur pays.

En Afrique, qui sont les six femmes ministres en charge des TIC et du numérique ? - TIC Mag

Parmi les pays africains qui ont confié le secteur des TIC aux dames, figurent l’Afrique du Sud, l’Algérie, le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cameroun et le Togo. Voir l’infographie pour plus d’infos. Cliquez ici pour mieux voir l’infographie. Cemac : ancienne membre de l'UA, Fatima Haram Acyl devient vice-présidente de la Commission. Depuis la fin de son mandat de commissaire de l’Union africaine au Commerce et à l’Industrie, il y a quelques jours, la Tchadienne Fatima Haram Acyl n’a pas chômé.

Cemac : ancienne membre de l'UA, Fatima Haram Acyl devient vice-présidente de la Commission

La belle-sœur du président Idriss Déby Itno va désormais seconder Daniel Ona Ondo en tant que vice-présidente de la Commission de la Cemac. Son parcours dans les organisations internationales a débuté au Bureau des Nations unies pour les services d’appui aux projets (Unops), où elle a assuré la direction des finances et de l’administration. En chiffres : la place des femmes en Afrique. Grâce aux rapports publiés par la Banque africaine de Développement (BAD), Inter-Parliamentary Union, la Banque mondiale, l'OCDE, les données dressent un portrait révélateur des femmes en Afrique.

En chiffres : la place des femmes en Afrique

En Afrique sub-saharienne, 22,3% des parlementaires sont des femmes en 2015, contre 8% en 1995. Un grand pas donc pour le continent, et se positionne dans la moyenne mondiale (22,1% en 2015). Afrique: les femmes les plus influentes du secteur privé s’affirment. Le plus grand rendez-vous international du secteur privé africain AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 aura lieu cette année encore à Genève.

Afrique: les femmes les plus influentes du secteur privé s’affirment

Et c’est du 20 au 21 mars prochain. Cette année, une nouvelle initiative dénommée « African Women in Business » se joint au rang. Avec 1000 personnalités africaines et internationales attendues pour cette édition, des secteurs de l’industrie, financé, et politique africaine, près de 200 dirigeantes d’entreprises de 43 pays africains y prendront part. Le rôle de la femme dans l’entreprise africaine sera le thème principal des dialogues et d’i networking. African Women in Business rassemblera ainsi, « les femmes les plus influentes du secteur privé africain et les CEOs les plus actifs dans la promotion de la diversité des genres ».

Top African Female Scientists Receive $20,000 Award - GroundReport. The top five female scientists in Africa were awarded $20,000 each by the African Union (AU) for their contribution in 2016.

Top African Female Scientists Receive $20,000 Award - GroundReport

The women received the award in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, earlier in the week. Winners of the award were pooled from all regions of Africa, with the exception of Central Africa. Two recipients were from West Africa, while the North, East and South had one each. Eminent female African scientists recognised by the African Union with the support of the EU. At least 18 women running for AU Commission top jobs. Nigeria′s Amina Mohammed - UN′s most powerful woman. Nigerian environment minister Amina Mohammed brings a wealth of development experience to her new role as Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations, where she will serve under António Guterres, the incoming Secretary-General. 55-year-old Mohammed is no stranger to the UN.

Nigeria′s Amina Mohammed - UN′s most powerful woman

She worked alongside the incumbent Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a special advisor in efforts to persuade the international community to wipe out poverty and tackle climate change, while also serving three Nigerian administrations in the development field. In her new job, Mohammed, a mother of six, will assist the Secretary-General in managing operations at the Secretariat, representing him at conferences and official functions. Female Parliamentarians From Across Africa Meet in Nairobi to Discuss New Policies On Property Rights. Girl Power in West Africa Comes From Tradition—and Wrestling by Lindsey Weedston.

In Senegal, a nation on the Northwest coast of Africa, wrestling is more than a sport—it’s a tradition.

Girl Power in West Africa Comes From Tradition—and Wrestling by Lindsey Weedston

Wrestling, or laamb as it’s called here, is an important aspect of Senegalese culture that combines strength and skill with mysticism and community gathering. Nearly everyone, both men and women, participates in laamb from a young age. In episode four of A Woman’s Place, filmmakers Kassidy Brown and Allison Rapson explore how Senegalese women are forging a place for themselves within a national tradition that’s become increasingly male-dominated. They met Isabelle Sambou, a member the “Super 8,” an elite group of female wrestlers selected by United World Wrestling as ambassadors for the sport. Wrestling is more than a sport—it’s a tradition. Orphaned at a young age, Sambou was collectively raised by the women in her small village.

Interestingly, wrestling wasn’t considered a “masculine” sport until money and power entered the picture. A New Off-Grid Energy Challenge Aimed at African Women. Study Finds Women MPs Harassed, not in Rwanda. Rwandan female MPs(including the Speaker-3rd left) celebrate victory after EALA tournments last year.

Study Finds Women MPs Harassed, not in Rwanda

Give women loans— Okonjo-Iweala. •Says financial inclusion for women critical to economic growth By Nkiruka Nnorom Former Minister of Finance and co-chair, Women’s World Banking, Africa Advisory Council, Dr.

Give women loans— Okonjo-Iweala

Africa: Festival Spotlights African Women Filmmakers. Photo: Mark Olalde/IPS Nefertite Nguvu, director of the HER Africa Film Festival’s featured film, In the Morning. By Mark Olalde Johannesburg — At the Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg's trendy, gentrifying Maboneng neighbourhood last week, the two-day HER Africa Film Festival showcased films and web series from across the globe, including Mali, the U.S., Burkina Faso and elsewhere.

Hosted by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), it was the first ever all female film festival in Africa. "If I believed that black women are what I see on my television, I would be in a world of trouble. " -- Nefertite Nguvu, a U.S. director and writer. Angel Fair Africa gets all-female investors panel. By Matthew Alexander on 25 October, 2016 38 Angel Fair Africa has announced its first all-female investors panel. The panel features names such as angel investor Laila Macharia, Kanini Mutooni (director of investment at USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub) and many others. Girls spend 40% more time on chores than boys, UN report finds. Image copyright Getty Images. Tunisie: Union Tunisienne de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche (UTAP) - Forum sur la femme agricultrice en Afrique - allAfrica.com.

L'Union tunisienne de l'agriculture et de la pêche (Utap) envisage d'organiser, fin octobre prochain, un forum sur «La femme agricultrice en Afrique et l'économie solidaire et sociale», a déclaré à TAP Abdelmajid Zar, président de l'Utap. L'événement sera organisé en partenariat avec la FAO (Organisation des Nations unies pour l'agriculture et l'alimentation), d'après lui. L'objectif de ce conclave africain est de faire le point sur la situation difficile que vit la femme agricultrice africaine et d'identifier des moyens pour mieux organiser ses activités dans le cadre de l'économie solidaire et sociale.

«Nous voulons promouvoir ce que les femmes agricultrices produisent, généralement les produits du terroir, pour trouver des débouchés au commerce et à l'exportation de ces produits à travers des coopératives agricoles et aussi identifier des pistes pour les faire bénéficier de formations», a-t-il dit.

Gender Gap Costing Sub-Saharan Africa $95B Annually - UN. Tutsi women in Rwanda Britannica.com Sub-Saharan Africa is losing $95 billion annually due to fewer jobs given to women on the continent, a United Nations (UN) report showed, adding that the continent was home to seven of the most unequal countries in the world. African women have been overshadowed by men in economic production and hold only 66 percent of all jobs in non-agricultural informal sector, according to Africa Human Development Report 2016, which was released during the two-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) summit that ended on Sunday in Nairobi, Kenya.

ITC's SheTrades Initiative scores African banks support. The International Trade Centre (ITC)’s SheTrades Initiative has received the support of African financial institutions, including Access Bank and Fidelity Bank in Nigeria and Barclays in Kenya. The SheTrades Initiative was launched in September 2015, and aims to connect 1 million women to the international markets by 2020 as well as achieving global actions to empower women to trade. The ITC has so far recruited partners ranging from financial institutions to research and multilateral organisations committing to getting 800,000 female entrepreneurs to market by 2020. “We work with a diverse range of partners. What counts for us is that they will be ready to put their commitment in writing and be ready for us to check and monitor that they follow through with it,” ITC executive director Arancha González tells GTR.

In Kenya, Barclays has set up a fund worth US$50mn to lend to women entrepreneurs. Barclays and ITC launch partnership to connect 10,000 women entrepreneurs to export markets. (Nairobi) - Barclays Bank of Kenya and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have today launched a partnership that seeks to equip 10,000 local women entrepreneurs with new skills and connect them to international trade opportunities by 2020. The SheTrades initiative was launched by ITC in 2015 with the objective of connecting one million women entrepreneurs from around the world to global markets in the next five years. In Kenya, the initiative will operate under the banner SheTradesKE and will be implemented in cooperation with Barclays Kenya and various other partners. Facebook partnered with She Leads Africa in support of female African entrepreneurs. Initiative to encourage women across the continent to start their own businesses and help drive prosperity for their countries.

Facebook is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa (SheLeadsAfrica.org), an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential. She Leads Africa’s (www.SheLeadsAfrica.org) hugely successful bootcamp programme, SheHive (SheLeadsAfrica.org/SheHive-London), was held in London from August 18th-21st 2016. Where do African women have more power? Surprise — in countries emerging from war - Pan African Visions. By Aili Mari Tripp* When I went to Uganda in 1992, I was interested in understanding why the country had so many women in top government positions and why it had the highest rates of representation of women in parliament in Africa at the time.

During my research, I realized that a key reason was war. Uganda had just emerged from years of major conflict. Emerging African Women Entrepreneurs. Investing in the future of African women farmers. At the age of 12, Malawi-born Mphangera Kamanga knew she wanted to go to university to study agriculture so she could help smallholder farmers to improve their yields. “When I thought about farming, I realised that there was a need for labour-saving technologies and improved policies around access to land and resources to assist women in particular to increase their yields,” she said.

At 24, her vision is holding steady. Now in the final year of her research masters in agronomy at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, as part of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, Kamanga’s research is geared towards improving productivity among resource-constrained smallholder African farmers, particularly women. Her potential to make an important impact in her field continues to be recognised at the highest levels.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim dans le classement Forbes – Defimedia.info. La présidente de la République de Maurice, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, est l’une des 100 femmes les plus puissantes du monde en 2016, selon le magazine Forbes. Cette liste est considérée comme une référence dans le monde. Elle est à la 96e place du classement annuel, affirme la publication américaine sur son site ce lundi 6 juin. Selon l’article, il est dit que la présidente est dans la catégorie politique. En Afrique, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim arrive à la troisième place, après Folorunsho Alakija du Nigeria et Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf du Liberia. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim est la première femme présidente depuis que Maurice est passé au statut de République en 1992. Africa’s greatest need: Educated women, Nobel nominee tells Texans.

May 11, 2016. Africa's female leadership gap. Camfed Transforms Education for Females in Africa With FinancialForce and Salesforce Technology. Network Aims to Promote African Women as 'Gamechangers' Tanzania: How African Women Are Rising High in the Field of Science. OpinionBy Dorothy Otieno. The young women entrepreneurs looking to champion Africa. NAIROBI (HAN) April 7. 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Entrepreneurs have just over a week before applications close for this year’s Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs. A Dakhla, les femmes africaines font entendre leur voix. 12 Times African Women Have Already Made History In 2016 Okayafrica.

Africa: New African Woman Awards 2016 - Winners Announced During Award Ceremony At Andaz Hotel in London Honouring Africa's Most Influential Women. Africa: Hooliganism Problem for Women Referees. Africa: Women Struggle for Paid Maternity Leave. Africa: Older Women Face Hardships, Discrimination, Report Shows. West Africa: 'My Land, My Life' - West African Women March for Land Rights. Africa: Urban Women Outpace Men in Growing Wealth. Connect African villages to water, electricity. International Women's Day - AfDB Calls for Safe Cyberspace for Women. More African women taking to the skies. Too few women MPs in Africa: AU. Seven African women to watch in 2016. Nigeria: AU Recognises Two Female Scientists for Their Valuable Discoveries and Findings. Africa: Raised Profile for Women in Science. 7 African Women Expected To Move The Needle In 2016.

Model Moguls: Women Entrepreneurs Blazing the Trails of Business in Africa.