Vietnam – USAID through the ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project partners with the US-ASEAN Business Alliance to sponsor the first Launching Workshop of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (AWEN) in Vietnam on April 22-23, 2014.
Although the formation of AWEN has long been announced by Vietnam at the 6th ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Meeting in 2007, the AWEN was formally established at the 11th ACW in Vientiane, Laos, October 2012. AWEN’s vision is to improve the capacity of ASEAN women entrepreneurs and boost their development and networking through the Network activities.
The Launching Workshop of AWEN in Hanoi, Vietnam, will be the official inauguration of the Network. In collaboration with the AWEN and the ASEAN Secretariat, the workshop combines and integrates capacity building aspects with AWEN’s inauguration and planning for future activities. Activities during the launch aim to raise awareness of the needs as well as to enhance knowledge and capacity of ASEAN women entrepreneurs. The workshop will be followed by a seminar for women-owned SMEs.