More than half of Africa’s workforce is made up of women entrepreneurs, and their contributions to the health and nutrition industries are helping to shape the continent’s future. Despite this, there is still a considerable financial disparity between female and male entrepreneurs worldwide. UN Women’s mission is to promote women’s equality and self-determination worldwide. Founded by the United Nations, UN Women serves as a global advocate for women and girls. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women was founded in 2001 by a Royal Decree and is directly linked to Bahrain’s King, His Majesty. A point of reference for all government agencies involved in women’s issues, it has the authority to voice views and evaluate topics affecting women’s equality.

China’s DHgate has unveiled a brand new MyyShop to help businesses harness the power of social media. Like the One-stop social commerce SaaS platform MyyShop has been re-positioned by DHgate to spearhead the booming trends of Generation Z and the changing online shopping scenario, allowing everyone to participate in global trade by significantly lowering the barrier of cross-border e-commerce business operations with a comprehensive range of digital solutions.

For the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 in January, we teamed up with the world’s largest global startup competition, Get in the Ring. This program is aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs who will bring better health and nutrition to Africa. Finally, after four months and more than 500 applicants, we have five winners! Sub-Saharan Africa’s finest women-led health and nutrition businesses have been compiled here.

58 percent of Africa’s workforce comprises women, and their breakthroughs in health and nutrition are reshaping the continent’s trajectory. Despite this, there is still a considerable financial disparity between female and male entrepreneurs worldwide. To be eligible for this year’s Bayer Foundation Empowerment Program, which grants access to a 24-week development accelerator and investment possibilities, the five winning firms must meet the following criteria: They’ll be able to participate in seminars and training sessions, as well as apply for further financing. The five winners of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 powered by getting in the Ring were selected from more than 500 candidates and a thorough screening procedure.

Food loss is reduced while Kenyan farmers are given an extra source of revenue and healthful food is more accessible thanks to their approach. Since April 2020, they’ve been salvaging 45,000 servings of vegetables each week. Rwanda’s IRIBA Water Group is a non-profit organization. They are promoting new water technologies. RO and UV water purification technologies are used to ensure that the water is safe to consume. Clean drinking water has been provided to more than 30,000 individuals in Ruramira Village since the establishment of rural Kiosks. In 2016, Yvette Ishimwe created IRIBA Water Group. No wild-caught fish or farmed soy is required in the production of NovFeed’s protein feed, which is nutritionally equivalent to conventional fishmeal. A hackathon in Tokyo, Japan, will honor NovFeed as the finest solution for ensuring food security in March 2020. 

Pregnant women in impoverished regions may expect safe and healthy deliveries thanks to the development and distribution of novel sterile instruments and supplies. The Alliance is also able to build a feeling of community involvement and economic empowerment for folks in rural regions by delivering these kits to traditional community helpers

Many more people in need of medical treatment may now afford it thanks to the creation of virtual hospital services. Daisy Isiah, the company’s founder, and CEO established Zuri Health in Kenya in 2020. It was an honor to serve on the jury for the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award in 2022. Awe-inspiring ideas and the creators’ unwavering dedication struck me much. It seems clear to me that female entrepreneurship will play a critical role in Africa’s future health and prosperity.”

Let’s all congratulate these fearless and unorthodox female entrepreneurs who are changing the face of health care with their innovative ideas! The Social Innovation Day in June is a chance for us to finally meet them face to face.

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