3rd WenA conference 2021

Theme: SME Scalability in Intra-Regional Trade
The 2-day Conference organized in a “hybrid” format (in-person and virtual), will create an inclusive foundation that collectively advocates for the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement; to analyze trade policies and other factors that facilitate trade and export for women-owned businesses.



  • Connect the entrepreneurs with global thought leaders on road map for business visibility and discover pathways to achieve growth through intra-regional trade
  • Increase intra-African investments;
  • Discuss flexible regulations that would aid trade such as reducing bottlenecks to ease of doing business.
  • Create an eco-system to support SMEs and social enterprises in Intra-regional trade.
  • Conduct advocacy and awareness-raising on gender and AfCFTA issues, while Strengthening women’s intra-trade associations and networks
  • Support capacity-building initiatives for SMEs on international and regional trade requirements
  • Advocate for the review of legal and policy frameworks
  • Promote the use of information and communications technology-based e-procurement systems as a way of improving regional integration frameworks from a gender perspective

The event will feature a cream of distinguished speakers and panelists who will sensitize, educate and provide the necessary support for SMEs to participate fully in intra-regional trade in Africa.

About WenA

Women Enterprise Alliance (WenA) is a registered non-government organization whose mission is to produce world-class and diverse entrepreneurs that meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace in Nigeria and across Africa. In collaboration with our partners, we identify and help build high-quality companies.

At WenA, we strongly believe that women play a crucial role in the development of any nation, which is why we work hard to support women entrepreneurs. Our support assists entrepreneurs to build a lasting foundation for their business, thereby enabling them to contribute to the economic and social development of Africa.


July 6 - 07, 2021
Organizer Women Enterprise Alliance
Website Visit website
Location OnlineCHIDA Event Center, Jabi Abuja
Targets Nigeria
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (1) 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal