AWIEF USAID-funded Program for SMEs Investment and Export Readiness 2022 for Southern Africa
Deadline: April 11, 2022
AWIEF is accepting applications for the ‘Enhanced Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Investment and Export Readiness Through a Digital Platform’ program, a new program in partnership with USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub).
The AWIEF 8-week program aims to increase the investor, export readiness, and competitiveness of 100 SMEs in nine Southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. The program will help strengthen the governance, regulatory compliance and risk management capabilities of your company.
The program leverages the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a United States Trade Act that significantly enhances market access to the US for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, and valid until 2025, to drive export trade for the SMEs. Priority industry sectors include Agriculture, Agro-processing, Textiles, Apparels.
Are you seeking to raise capital for business expansion? Apply now.
- Open to SMEs registered and operating in one of the Southern African countries:
- South Africa
- SMES should be already exporting or interested in exporting their products to South Africa and/or to the United States leveraging AGOA
- SMEs should be seeking to raise capital for business expansion and international trade?
- Priority industry sectors include: Agriculture, Agro-processing, Textiles and Apparel.
Please ensure that you meet all of the eligibility criteria before applying.
Deadline for submission is April 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm Central African Time (CAT). Contact them at [email protected] for any enquiries.
For more information, visit AWIEF.