Citi Foundation AWEP Program
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Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

Are you a woman about to start a business?  Have you just started a business?

Apply now to qualify for a fully-funded training program


The Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP) is a Citi Foundation-funded initiative, implemented by AMIDEAST in Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, and the UAE.  In each country 20 women will compete to be selected to participate in the program and receive:  

13 Days of training on business skills, conducted in Arabic, including topics such as:

  • What makes a successful entrepreneur
  • How to register a business in Kuwait  
  • How to fund a new business or business growth
  • How to assess risk and feasibility
  • Strategic planning
  • Accounting and cash flow
  • Customer service
  • Sales skills

In addition:

  • Site visits will be made to selected small businesses started and run by women
  • Successful women entrepreneurs will act as guest speakers
  • You will develop a business plan
  • You will be connected to those who can help fund your business
  • Mentors will support you as you establish your new business, or grow your existing business
  • Your individual progress will be monitored throughout the program
  • Your local group will gather regularly to discuss each other’s progress and share advice, experiences, and success stories
  •  You will gain access to AMIDEAST’s new online Entrepreneurship Forum that enables you to network and support each other during this period, both within and across countries

For Additional Information
Contact Janice Quinn AMIDEAST/Kuwait
Tel: (+965) 2247-0091, ext. 6817