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The Women Exporters Fund (WEF)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 > 10:13:40
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The Women Exporters Fund (WEF) is a component of the Women in Trade for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth (WIT) project funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by TFO Canada.



The Women Exporters Fund (WEF) is intended to reduce financial constraints on Women-led Small and Medium-sized Exporters in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in conferences, training or digital marketing. The fund will provide up to CAD $400 for attending conferences and up to CAD $700 for training or digital marketing.



Round #2 of funding is open to women exporters in the following countries and sectors (for anglophone countries):




  • Ethiopia: Agrofood (fresh and processed)

  • Ghana: Agrofood (fresh and processed); Artisan – home décor        

  • Kenya: Agrofood (fresh and processed); Artisan – home decor/apparel

  • Nigeria: Agrofood (fresh and processed)

  • Uganda: Agrofood (fresh and processed)

  • Zambia  Agrofood (fresh and processed)



Please see Information for Applicants for details about the fund, eligibility, selection criteria, application procedures and examples of conferences, training and digital marketing.



Qualified women-led SMEs may apply for funding using the Application Form. The deadline for application for Round #2 is September 10, 2021.



Download and submit the completed Application Form to womenexporterfund@tfocanada.ca



Future rounds will be open to women exporters in other prioritized Sub-Saharan African (anglophone and francophone) countries.


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