GAWE in its short life span carried out series of activities and programs to build the capacity of women entrepreneurs to be competitive in the national and global economy:

•    Organized trade fairs and conference to promoted intra African and Inter-continental Trade both locally and internationally.

•    Hosted the inaugural meeting that established AFWE in 1993

•    International Program for 30 days in the USA, 1994 sponsored by USAID.

•    Organized trip for 8 GAWE members to an exhibition and the participation in the Black History Month at The Third World Trade Centre in New York in 1994.

•    Organized half-day seminar with the World Bank in Washington DC involving 25 members representing seven different industrial sector and services.

•    Designed, planned, organized and coordinated the first Global Women Trade Fairs and Investment Forum in 1994-96 in Accra, the Second Global in Addis Ababa in 1998, the Third Global in Miami Dade County in Florida USA to promote south - South cooperation and global trade.

•    Created a Platform for women Entrepreneurs to network economically and discussed
National, regional and global economic issues of vital importance to the advancement of Women Entrepreneurs.

•    Acquired a land on lease, built to lentil level through all odds before seeking for  support from USAID to complete  the building, which now serve as our permanent Secretariat also  known as GAWE HOUSE.

•    Acquired a 57 acre at Ntuabang, near the Thermal Plant in Sekondi for the construction of ENTREPRENEURS’ ACADEMY;   

•    Designed and carried out an entrepreneurial  training and other skill programs without donor support since  1994

•    Designed a Central Production Unit ( CPU) to increase the production capacity of women and to effectively participate in AGOA and other bi-lateral trade agreements

•    Selected four GAWE members to participate in USAID Sponsored Entrepreneurship International Programs for 30days in the USA in 1994;

•    Promote intra Africa and inter-continental trade in  non-traditional export sector

•    Create an  Investment  Guaranty Fund and First Women Insurance and Savings Company for easy access to loans and for collateral.

•    Create a website to facilitate trade globally and nationally

•    Facilitate supplier’s credit activities as an alternative in the absence of formal bank credit

•    Train women and youths in technical and other skills necessary to equip them for

•    Self-employment and expand existing business

•    Organized half-day seminar with the World Bank in Washington DC involving 25 members representing seven different industrial sector and services.


Innovative activities carried out has put GAWE on the National and International Agenda
for the development of Africa and we serve on the following boards and commission
  • Technical Advisory Committee of African Union
  • Fisheries Commission of the Ministry of Food and Agricultural
  • African Women bank now Ghana Women Fund
  • Institute of Industrial Research of CSIR
  • Alternative Employment project of the Ministry of Manpower and Development
  • AGOA advisory Committee at the Ministry of Trade and Industry 
  • ILO job for Africa program in Ghana