Equatorial Guinea has taken part in the fifth edition of the Gran Canaria Summit 2019, an annual gathering for entrepreneurs which takes place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The summit aims to serve as a bridge between entrepreneurs from Africa, America and Europe, and presents a unique opportunity to support the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and give international visibility to projects and start-ups launched by women, universities and entrepreneurs.
The annual gathering took place from 22nd to 24th May, and was attended by the Consul to the Canaries, Emerenciana Mangue Obiang Esidang, in representation of the Ambassador to Spain, Purificacion Angue Ondo. At the meeting, experts from the USA and Spain spoke about international visibility for projects and start-ups that promote diversity, giving a special focus to projects led by women entrepreneurs.
At this edition a free training programme for women entrepreneurs, the “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs” (AWE) was launched, with the aim of providing online educational resources, promoting networks that support access to mentors, and connecting women through the existing exchange programmes.
Summit 2019 was organised by the Heroikka Association, with the support of Casa Africa and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In attendance were the Vice-president of the Government of the Canaries, Pablo Rodriguez, the adviser in Public Diplomacy from the AU Embassy in Spain, Stewart Tuttle, and the director of Casa Africa, Jose Segura, among others.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office