Ambassador Leonard’s Remarks at the International Stakeholders Conference on Digital Technology and Cybersecurity

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. Digital technologies offer exciting and incredibly promising opportunities, but they also carry with them the need to ensure an effective plan to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. As everyone here knows, any effective approach to cybersecurity requires the collaboration of experts across ...
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250 Women Graduate from U.S. Consulate Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Ile-Ife––A diverse group of 250 women on Friday graduated from the 3rd cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. Designed to cultivate entrepreneurial know-how, AWE helps women entrepreneurs connect with funding opportunities, enhance opportunities for business expansion, and increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial success. ...
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3rd Annual Nigeria Tech Summit Sponsored by the US Embassy of Nigeria Returns to Abuja, Nigeria

The Global Startup Ecosystem returns with the 3rd annual Nigeria Tech Summit which will take place on December 17, 2021 (10am-5pm EST) at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton with virtual live access to global delegates. The program sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria will be hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Sendgrid, and ...
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U.S. Mission Welcomes 250 Businesswomen for 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Lagos–– On Tuesday, the U.S. Mission hosted a virtual event to launch the third cohort of the Lagos edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. Working with local partner, Ascend Studios Foundation, founded by Inya Lawal, an alumna of the Fortune-U.S. Department of ...
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U.S. Consulate Announces Application for 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Lagos—The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos and Ascend Studios Foundation have partnered to implement the 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. Government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world, now in its third year. 200 participants will be selected from the 17 states of southern Nigeria for the 2021 cohort.  To support ...
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USTDA Supports Clean Energy Access, Women’s Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced a grant to Nigeria’s Sosai Renewable Energies Company for a feasibility study to connect more than 200,000 women, farmers, and rural citizens to new solar-powered minigrids in Kaduna, Kogi and Plateau states. “USTDA is committed to promoting inclusive economic development, and bringing clean energy solutions ...
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U.S. Consulate Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Lagos––United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. During a week-long program, a diverse group of 100 women selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants, will receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and ...
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U.S. Consulate, FSD Academy Train 121 Emerging Entrepreneurs in Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt—- The United States Consulate General Lagos in collaboration with Field of Skills and Dreams VTE Academy, on Wednesday, April 11, concluded the second edition of the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs which was held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. One hundred and twenty one (121) budding Nigerian entrepreneurs participated in the two-day workshop. The ...
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