WADHI, USAfrica Trade and Business Network, ACCI, and other partners collectively launched the MSME Retail Incubation Program in the Westfield Garden State Plaza, Newark, New Jersey, USA in April, 2023.
The Incubation Program seeks to take forward outcomes of the USAfrica 67CSW Business Expo, and expand market access opportunities for local MSMEs as well as provide the opportunity to showcase their goods and services in one of the major shopping destinations in the tri-state area.
Local products that were onboarded during the event include: agribusiness, consumer packaged goods, cosmetics, arts and crafts, and textiles and apparels.
The Incubation Scheme remains open, and interested business owners are advised to the Organization for further enquiries.
Building on the successes of the high-level roundtable dialogue on Expanding Gender-Responsive Investment Initiatives for Economic Sustainability held in the Nigerian Permanent Mission House, New York, on the 20th of June, 2022, USAfrica Trade & Business Network and it’s expo planning committee extended an invitation to WADHI and our network of WMSMEs to the 4th Edition of the USAfrica Business Expo Week.
The Expo held physically and virtually from 12th-22nd September, 2022, at the U.N. Headquarters, New York City. With the theme: Facilitating Export-Import Opportunity for US-Africa MSMEs for Sustainable Development Under the margins of the 77UNGA, the event provided a platform for off-takers and investors to connect with indigenous businesses looking to sell into retail stores and e-commerce platforms in the United States. It also sought to ensure maximum participation of MSMEs groups, Women’s networks, Governments, Agencies, Businesses, and organizations.
Key Expo activities included: AFCTA: Unlocking Africa’s Potential in The Post Covid-19 Era, Doing Business in Africa Country Spotlight Series, One-on-One International Business Consulting for MSMEs, US Trade & Investment Policies in Africa (AGOA and Prosper Africa), a physical/virtual side exhibition, and a visit to the New Jersey State Mall.