Making women thrive in the digital economy – Operating a more resilient business in times of crisis


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and its partners are organizing the second eTrade for Women eMasterclass for Africa, from 8 to 10 July 2020, under the theme ‘Making women thrive in the digital economy – Operating a more resilient business in times of crisis’.


This eMasterclass, is designed for women digital entrepreneurs from the following East African countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The eMasterclass  will help particpants better harness the digital transformations of their economies and societies, by:

  • Strengthening their skills and abilities to grow a digital business, generate growth and ultimately contribute to sustainable development,
  • Contributing to the emergence of an eTrade for Women network of women operating in the digital ecosystem of the region,
  • Fostering a public-private dialogue between entrepreneurs and local policy-makers for a more inclusive digital economy.

This virtual programme will combine plenary sessions with inspirational interventions from experts of the digital economy, capacity-building sessions, break-out group discussions, as well as a High-level Policy Dialogue with government representatives.

Learn more about the eMasterclass, here: Aide-mémoire (pdf)

How to join ?

You are a woman, you run a  digital business based in East Africa and are willing to learn, interact and be part of a community of like-minded female digital entrepreneurs? Then consider applying to the next eTrade for Women eMasterclass!

Applications are now open and will close on 25 June 2020.


This programme is supported by the Government of the Netherlands and implemented by UNCTAD in cooperation with eTrade for all partners.