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How fashion entrepreneurs can conquer COVID-19: Experts share tips at first Fashionomics Africa webinar

In total, 136 fashion entrepreneurs, digital innovators and creative minds joined the discussion

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Fashionomics Africa (www.FashionomicsAfrica.org) initiative on Tuesday launched its first webinar series to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. In total, 136 fashion entrepreneurs, digital innovators and creative minds joined the discussion. The theme of the first episode of the series was: “What…

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Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World

What does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa launches “game changing” digital marketplace for the continent’s fashion creators

The aim is to connect suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and distributors to consumers and investors - to increase access and grow markets

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets. The launch took place on 25 November at the Global Gender Summit, a gathering of more than 1,500 representatives…

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Gender equality: It’s time for disruption, time to shatter the status quo, we can’t afford to wait!

Women make up over 40% of African business owners yet only 2% are able to access finance according to a Mckinsey report

By Vanessa Moungar, Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society If you are a gender champion, then you are familiar with the discussions around the glass cliff.  The story of women eager to defy the odds, accepting leadership roles at times of crisis, when the chance of failure is the highest. The…