One Week activities of West Zone-Herat Office for the month of July, 2018

One Week activities of West Zone-Herat Office for the month of July, 2018

With the Launch of activities and General Assembly of AWCCI in west zone-Herat, election of 5 Board of Directors and recruiting zone Manager in this zone; activities expedite. Consistently Board of Directors and zone manager conducted meetings with government officials and national businesspeople to introduce AWCCI in the zone and share collaborations.

  • AWCCI’s West Zone – Herat office held a meeting with board members on June 25th In this meeting Ms. Lina Shafaq, Vice Chair of Communication, Ms. Romina Osmani, Vice Chair of Business development, Ms. Sosan Behbod Zada, Vice Chair of Advocacy and Ms. Nasim Gul Azizi, Zone Manager of AWCCI- Herat participated. The purpose of meeting was to develop and require coordination for holding meetings with business women (Thirty ladies per session) in order to describe AWCCI activities and encouraging them for membership and its benefits. Also this meeting focused on gaining supports from government sectors like department of Labour and Social Affairs, Department of Women Affairs and Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and livestock about creating job opportunities for women and marketing activities for their products, meeting with Herat municipality to continue the required steps for construction of women’s business center and advocacy for carpet weaving women in rural areas.
  • On July 1st 2018, AWCCI’s West Zone – Herat office conducted a meeting with Ms. Monisa Hassanzada, Deputy of Governor at Social Affairs. In this meeting Ms. Maryam jami Ul Ahmadi, Chair of AWCCI West Zone, Lina Shafaq, Vice Chair of Communication, Ms. Sosan Behbod Zada Vice Chair of advocacy and Ms. Nasim Gul Azizi, Zone Manager of AWCCI- Herat participated.The purpose of meeting was to introduce and promote AWCCI activities in west zone – Herat, cooperation of the provincial governor office and introduction of AWCCI west zone to national and international organization. Ms. Hassanzada showed her willingness to encourage business women to growth and start enterprises such as breeding fish farm, dairy, poultry, saffron, silk processing and textile. She promised to introduce AWCCI West Zone to donors, providing different training opportunities for business women, participation the representative of AWCCI at the provincial development council and weekly official meeting with Herat governor. She promised to be cooperative in this regards.
  • Meeting with Research Specialists of Ministry of Commerce held on July 1st 2018 to talk about business women issues. In this meeting Ms. Jamila Bahadori, Director of commerce and Industry Herat, Mr. Rahamt Serat and Mr. Hayatullah Rasid Research specialist at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Maryam jami Ul Ahmadi, Chair of AWCCI West Zone, Sosan Behbodzada, Vice Chair of advocacy and Ms. Nasim Gul Azizi, Zone Manager of AWCCI- Herat participated.The purpose of meeting was to introduce research program of Ministry of Commerce and Industry related to business women. The purpose of this research is to identify top 10 business women and the plans of MoCI and First lady Office for business women. The meeting also discussed business women’s problems and provided suggestions for the development and promotion of businesses which is leads by women.
  • In addidtions, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry West Zone – Herat office held an awareness session for business women on July 2nd In this meeting Ms. Maryam jami Ul Ahmadi, Chair of AWCCI West Zone, Ms. Lina Shafaq, Vice Chair of Communication, Ms. Romina Osmani, Vice Chair of Business development, Mr. Rahmat Serat, Research Specialist at Ministry of commerce and Industry, Ms. Nasim Gul Azizi, Zone Manager of AWCCI- Herat, Mr. Zarifi Representative of Herat department of Labour and Social Affairs and 30 business women participated.The purpose of meeting was to introduce and promote AWCCI activities in west zone and membership for business women. Program started with reciting of Holy Quran. Then Ms. Jami Ul Ahmadi explained AWCCI West Zone and Herat office activities. Mr. Zarifi expressed the support of department of Labour and Social Affairs from women business activities. Ms. Shafaq presented the AWCCI activities and encouraged women to take membership. At the end of program Mr. Serat Research Specialist of Ministry of Commerce interviewed with business women in order to select 10 best business women and talked about Ministry of Commerce and First Lady office plans to growth business women’s trade.

Following the regular meetings and efforts, On 04 July 2018, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry West Zone physical office launched in  the presence of Ms. Jamila Bahadori, Director of Commerce and Industry Herat, Mr. Serat, Research Specialist at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Maryam Jami Ul Ahmadi, Chair of AWCCI West Zone, Ms. Lina Shafaq, Vice Chair of Communication, Ms. Romina Osmani, Vice Chair of Business Development, Ms. Nasim Gul Zone Manager of AWCCI west zone- Herat, a team of DoCI employees,  business women, journalist and medias officially launched. The purpose from the launch of AWCCI office in West Zone is to growth and develop women’s businesses, provision of managerial and professional training programs for women, marketing opportunities for women’s products, advocacy about their problems and challenges and find effective solutions for them.