CDEA's Executive Director, Ayeta Anne Wangusa was awarded a country and regional award by CEO Global's Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award in the Arts and Culture category. Getting the regional award automatically enters her into the continental award competition that will be held in November in South Africa.
CEO Global (Pty) Limited is a South African Company that runs two key programmes at country, regional and continental level namely: Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations programmes for women and men respectively. The respective programmes honour the unsung heroes and heroines in Africa’s business landscape.
Most Influential Women in Business and Government programme is conducted through athorough nomination process in several countries and regions, where women are nominated in various sectors. They are then judged by independent panels and audited by KPMG. The winners and finalists are announced at the country and regional levels. The road show kicks off in South Africa during women’s month in August. The Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government goal is to break new ground each year through covering the length and breadth of Africa.
The continental award ceremony will be held in South Africa in November 2017, where all regional winners will be the nominees for the continental award. The regional winners will have an opportunity to meet potential investors
Appreciation goes to GIZ-EAC’s Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) project that has amplified CDEA visibility at regional level and contributed to achievements made by CDEA’s Executive Director.
Through CDEA’s creative economy incubator programme for fashion and accessories designers, filmmakers and musicians, CDEA was able to provide business and technical skills to incubatees from Uganda and Tanzania. CDEA hopes to accelerate its incubatees by providing an online information and marketplace portal for creatives in East Africa found at www.sanaabiz.co.tz. The portal will be launched in October 13, 2017.