The Girls Agripreneurs of the 12 months Awards (WAYA) has introduced its 15 finalists for the 2023 version. Chosen from a pool of 1,340 functions spanning 42 African nations, these candidates characterize an impressive cohort of girls who’re driving innovation and development in African agri-food programs.
The winners of the 2023 WAYA can be introduced throughout the AGRF Summit 2023, from 5-8 September 2023 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
In response to AGRA, the finalists characterize an impressive cohort of girls who’re driving innovation and development within the agri-food, agritech, and aquaculture sectors in Africa. These agripreneurs, from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, demonstrated unmatched innovation and entrepreneurial excellence inside their communities and past. Their excellent work has created jobs, elevated incomes, and improved meals safety for a lot of throughout the continent.
This 12 months’s awards have seen a rise within the variety of nations represented from 38 to 42 nations this 12 months. This development is a testomony to the elevated ladies’s participation in innovation inside agri-food programs in Africa.
The High 15 finalists every stand an opportunity to be among the many final 4 winners who will obtain a complete of USD 85,000 in money prizes.
To find out the last word winners, AGRA has introduced collectively a panel of unbiased judges comprised of distinguished ladies with a robust ardour for girls’s financial empowerment. The panel consists of Betty Kiplagat the Authorities Affairs Chief for Africa & the Center East at Corteva, Binta Touré Ndoye a Pan-African banker, Caroline Emond the CEO of Ithe nternational Dairy Federation, Marieme Esther Dassanou the Director of Gender Packages at MasterCard Basis, and Judy Matu the Nationwide Government Chairlady at AWAK.
The highest 15 finalists per class and in alphabetical order are as follows:
Excellent Worth-adding Enterprise
Bernice Dapaah, CEO, Shiny Era Neighborhood Basis-Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (Ghana)
Jimoh Fatima, CEO, Nafarm Meals Ltd (Nigeria)
Juliet Kakwerre Nyakojjo Tumusiime, CEO and Co-Founder, Cheveux Organique Worldwide Restricted (Uganda)
Miriam Kanyua Chabaari, Managing Director and CEO of Tharaka Honey Bee Merchandise Restricted (Kenya)
Sabiha Rashid, CEO Rosho – Mastermind Ventures Ltd (Tanzania)
Feminine Ag Tech Innovator
Cecilia Rolence China, CEO, AfriTech Natural Leather-based (Tanzania)
Fatma Abdirizak Fernandes, CEO, Quincewood Group Restricted (Tanzania)
Joyce Waithira Rugano, Founder and CEO, Ecorich Options (Kenya)
Maryanne Ruguru Gichanga, Director, AgriTech Analytics (Kenya)
Mwende Gatabaki-Ndii, Founder and Managing Director, Africa Aquaculture Useful resource Middle (Kenya)
Younger Feminine Agripreneur (Rising Star)
Adelaide Mwasyoghe, Founder, AIS Options (Tanzania)
Judith Endelesi Karia, Founder and Managing Director, Ava Group Funding Ltd (Tanzania)
Lucy Chioma Aniagolu, Founder, Agrodemy Enterprises (Nigeria)
Siny Samba, CEO, Le Lionceau (Senegal)
Tracy Vongai Mapfumo, Founder and Managing Director, Eny’s Treats (Non-public) Ltd (Zimbabwe)