Date: January 29, 2020
Venue: AWCCI main Office
AWCCI held “More Afghan Women in Business” program on January 29, 2020 for women-owned informal businesses of Kabul, Parwan and Kapisa provinces. This program held with the cooperation of Women for Women International Organization which is one of the AWCCI’s partners. This program led by Ms. Parwarish Oryakhail, the Vice President of AWCCI and some of the respected colleagues from Women for Women International Organization, Ms. Zubaida Rasooli, Community Supporting Officer, three trainers from Kabul and provinces and 21 informal business owners of Kabul, Parwan and Kapisa provinces. These women had businesses in food processing, tailoring and agricultural products sectors.
At first, Ms. Oryakhail started the program with welcome notes to participants and she also provided information about the campaign which included the objectives of this program, business license references, procedure and necessary documents for business license and existing opportunities for formal businesses information. Ms. Oryakhail with providing visual examples of businesswomen encouraged participants to become formal businesses.
In the other part of the program, three businesswomen including Ms. Habiba Payendanek, Business Development Deputy of AWCCI, Ms. Lailoma Abawi, one of the AWCCI senior members and Ms. Momtaz Yousufzai, another senior member of AWCCI had a panel discussion with participants. They talked about their motivation for starting their businesses, how they started, first steps of leading a business, challenges and their methods for a successful business. After the panel discussion, Ms. Oryakhail talked about the next steps. She discussed that how they can get use of their awareness and how AWCCI and Women for Women International Organization can help them. Additionally, she highlighted some of the AWCCI membership benefits. She also emphasized that participants should keep their good relation with AWCCI and get benefit of the existing opportunities in provinces of Afghanistan. Such program will be held in the future with Women for Women International Organization.
At the end of this program, participants beside asking their questions from panelists, got useful recommendation about leading their businesses. Moreover, a small exhibition of women products was organized by AWCCI that all the participants had chance of visiting the exhibition. One of the participants Tahmina Hussaine who has an informal business in tailoring sector said about this program, “ I learned about how to get license, the license benefits, and existing opportunities for women with formal businesses. I thank AWCCI and Women for Women International Organization for holding this program”
Thanks to Women for Women International Organization for their cooperation.
Thanks to Afghanistan International Bank, AWCCI’s 2020 trailblazer sponsor.