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Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP)

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

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

  • What makes a successful entrepreneur
  • How to register a business in Lebanon
  • 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:

  • Successful women entrepreneurs will act as guest speakers
  • Participants will develop a business plan
  • Participants will be connected to those who can help fund their business
  • Mentors will support participating entrepreneurs as they establish their new businesses, or grow their existing businesses
  • Individual progress will be monitored throughout the program
  • The local group will gather regularly to discuss each other’s progress and share advice, experiences, and success stories

To view the AWEP brochure, you can read it in either Arabic or English.

Application:

1-  Download the Arabic or English versions of the application form. 

2-  Submit the application form:

        Via fax to fax number:        01-989901, ext. 100
        Via email to:                       mshidrawi@amideast.org
        In person at:                       AMIDEAST, Bazerkan Building, Riad El Solh, Nijmeh Square, Downtown Beirut

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