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Start Time:Mar 08, 2014

Award 2014

​   Launched on 8th March 2014 1.       The NWEC Award aims at: ·         providing potential women entrepreneurs with a golden opportunity to bring their business vision to life;  ·         supporting  existing women  entrepreneurs’ innovative ideas, and determination; and ·         helping women entrepreneurs upgrade quality of their products to efficiently contribute to the economic development of the country.     2.       Applications are invited in the following sectors: ·         Agro Business ·         Handicraft ·         Textiles ·         Services     3.       Who can apply? ·         Women Entrepreneurs  registered with NWEC ·          Aspiring women entr ...

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Start Time:Nov 25, 2013

Women Entrepreneurs Week - Discovering Business and Networking Opportunities

​You are kindly invited to visit the Women Entrepreneurs Week (WEW) which is being organized by the National Women Entrepreneur Council from 25 to 29 November 2013 from 09 00 to 16 00 hrs at the National Women Development Centre, Royal Road, Phoenix.   2.         The objectives are to: ·         Facilitate and boost the growth of Women-Owned Enterprises, ·         Promote Women Entrepreneurship via open discussions and networking, ·         Disseminate information on schemes and facilities, ·         Sensitize potential women entrepreneurs to start enterprises, ·         Provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs to sell their products via trade fairs, ·         Improve networking ...

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Start Time:Nov 01, 2013

Activities in November 2013

​ ·         Women Talk Business Forum at Rose Belle and Roche Bois ·         Follow Up Workshop ·         Women Entrepreneurs Week ·         Plant Expo and Sales at La Croisette ·         Christmas Fair at La Croisette ·         EWEP Programme ·         Sensitisation and Workshop in Rodrigues in collaboration with HRDC ·         Talks around the Island ...

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Welcome to NWEC Website

image1 ​​The National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC), a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare has been set up in 1999. It is the main organisation that provides support and assistance to both potential and existing women entrepreneurs in Mauritius. As at date 4957 women entrepreneurs are registered with the NWEC.

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Services offered by the Council


In order to promote economic empowerment of women and encourage the development and growth of women entrepreneurs, the following services are offered by the Council: Information Dissemination and Sensitisation Programmes Counselling International linkage Development (Trade Fairs, Workshop) Training Marketing Local Fairs
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Key Achievements January 2013 - July 2014 Training Programme Business Counselling Trade Fairs Sensitisation Campaigns One Stop Shop Project Forums on Women Talk Business WIN Leadership Programme Tailor made for Women Entrepreneurs Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Programme (EWEP)