SheTrades Global

17. - 19.10.2021 Dubai

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October 17 - 19, 2021
Duration: 3 Days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Exhibition Center

SheTrades Global Hackathon

ITC SheTrades, the International Communications Union (ITU) and Dubai Industries and Exports invite you to apply to the SheTrades Global Hackathon for a Sustainable Future.

We are calling on the creatives, innovators and future thinkers around world to come together to take on the challenge of building a more sustainable and greener future.

Are you up for the challenge?

Participants are invited to hack the challenge: How can women entrepreneurs leverage technology to accelerate the transition to an inclusive and green economy?
 Deadline to apply: Monday, 12 July 2021

Submit your application here.


- Each team must be comprised of a minimum of three and maximum of five members

- Each team must have the participation of at least 1 woman (we encourage diversity through mixed teams of men, women and/or other gender identities)
 - Team members should have working proficiency in English
 - All team members must be located in the same country
 - One team member must be available to attend the on-site event in Dubai (17-19 October)– contingent on final selection*

*Cost of travel, visa, accommodation and on-site expenses will be paid by the participant.
 Applying teams must have members demonstrating the following skills:
   - Experience with mobile and web development
 - Experience with social-media APIs and web services
 - Understanding and knowledge of business culture
 - Understanding of challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
 - Knowledge of green economy
 Teams from the following countries are eligible to apply: Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vietnam 

How will participants benefit?
   - Cash prize of $10,000
 - Recognition as the winner of the SheTrades Global Hackathon (press release, video interviews, social media etc.)
 - Engagement with ITC’s experts and technical team to integrate the solution on SheTrades online platform

- Receipt of meals on Day 1 and Day 2 and one free pass to Expo 2020 – limited for participants attending the on-site event

- Certificate of participation (signed by ITC and ITU’s Executive Directors) awarded to all teams
 - Opportunity to contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals

For more information visit the application page here, or contact the SheTrades Global team at 

Seeking funding? Join an E-coffee with SheTrades Invest partners!


We are delighted to announce the launch of the SheTrades Invest ‘E-Coffee with Financial Institutions’ webinar series, delivered in partnership with Accion International’ partners, Access Bank, Fundación BBVA Microfinanzas, Heva Fund, Investisseurs & Partenaires, Opportunity Bank and SBM Bank.

 Join an e-coffee session with SheTrades Invest partners to:

  • Learn about financial products and services available to women;
  • Get informed about lending and/or investment criteria;
  • Unlock finance for your business.


SheTrades Invest Partner


Target Audience

July 21st 

Investisseurs et Partenaires


Women in Francophone Africa

August 4th

Heva Fund


African women in creative and cultural industries

August 18th

Access Bank


Women in Africa

September 1st

SBM Bank


India, Kenya, Madagascar & Mauritius

September 15th



Latin America

September 29th

Accion International Partners


Nigeria & Uganda

October 6th

Opportunity Bank




Registration link:

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For any inquiries, please email the SheTrades Invest team at

Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa

We invite you to an information session on Access Bank “Womenprenuer Pitch-a-ton”, which is a 5-month drive designed to provide financial and business skills to female business owners across Africa, from start-ups to established businesses. It is further an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to access finance and world-class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities. The programme also includes a tailored capacity building session aimed at assisting investors create an enabling environment for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Join us on this information session to get to know more about the “Womenprenuer Pitch-a-ton” programme and how can you apply to:

  • Win a Mini MBA slot with IFC
  • Win a grant
  • Be one of the lucky winners to secure other benefits

The information sessions will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021

10:00-10:30 am English 
10:30-11:00 am Portuguese

Time is given in CEST, if in doubt about timing in your location, use this time converter

Register to attend this information session by clicking here

We look forward to e-seeing you!