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Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

Have you just started a business? Apply now to qualify for a fully-funded training program Designed to help you successfully launch or grow your business.

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

15 Days of training on business skills, conducted in Arabic, on topics that include:

  • What makes a successful entrepreneur

  • How to register a business in Jordan

  • 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

  • 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

  • Participants 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