Arab Women’S Entrepreneurship Program (Awep)
The Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) is a Citi Foundation-funded initiative, implemented by AMIDEAST in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco. 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 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:
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
To view the AWEP brochure, you can read it in either Arabic or English.
1- Download the Arabic and English versions of the application form. (Click here for English online form)
2- Submit the application form:
Via fax to fax number: 01-989901, ext. 100
Via email to: [email protected]
In person at: AMIDEAST, Bazerkan Building, Riad El Solh, Nijmeh Square, Downtown Beirut
3- The deadline to apply has been extended until Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Click here to read the Arabic and English versions of the press release.
To read an article about last year's AWEP program in Le Commerce du Levant, please click here.