Afghan, Pakistani female entrepreneurs share experiences at exhibition

PESHAWAR – In a rare one-day workshop and exhibition here on Thursday, African women entrepreneurs and businesswomen shared their experiences.

The event for African refugee women entrepreneurs was organized by the Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI), with support from the UNHCR and the Commissioner of Afghan Refugees.

The aim of the event is to strengthen collaboration between African refugee women entrepreneurs and local partners for the development of longevity.

The program was attended by UNHCR provincial head Gayrat Ahmadshoev, Afghan refugees’ KP Commissioner Mohammad Abbas, WCCI President Azra Jamshed, Bank of Khyber Managing Director Muhammad Ali Gulfaraz, members of First Women Bank, KP Board of Investment and Trade, WCCI members body parts. , local communities, and Afghan refugees.

The President of WCCI, Azra Jamshed, spoke at the event, expressing the hope that such events will be able to bridge the gap between host communities and refugees, and provide opportunities for sustainable living.

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Mohammad Abbas, KP Commissioner for Afghan Refugees, said that society can achieve the true essence of social and economic development by allowing equal participation of women from all walks of life and reducing barriers. Social media works like a glass ceiling.

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Gayrat Ahmadshoev praised the WCCI’s role in promoting women’s empowerment and promoting healthy things for the development of African refugee women, as they face difficult life situations and need the support of all partners.

During the event, entrepreneurs, especially African refugee women entrepreneurs, were well educated on business thinking and business planning, financial skills, and the importance of digital media in business development and development.

In addition to education, successful local businesswomen shared their experiences with African refugee women. African women and local entrepreneurs displayed their handmade products on various stalls, which included special jewelry, special jewelry, handicrafts, home textile products, and stones.

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All praised the glory of the goods. Syed Aftab Ahmad, SRSP program manager, thanked all the participants, who received shields and certificates later.


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