300 Women To Be Trained To Start Small-scale Businesses

300 women to be trained to start small-scale businesses

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : The Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) and AGAHI on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together empower and build capacity of women to create and operate small-scale businesses. The programme signed under the title of `Reorganizing women capabilities for generating income' will help women to operate entrepreneurial start-ups in Gujranwala, Sahiwal, and Kotri.

IWCCI and AGAHI agreed to exchange technical and business knowledge, capacity building, internship opportunities, exchange of visits, and project development as well as assistance in commercialization of product/services, industry linkages, exhibitions and entrepreneurship development. AGAHI plans to train 300 women in total. Speaking on the occasion Samina Fazil, Founding President IWCCI, said that this partnership is a milestone for increasing women participation in workforce.

She said, "The IWCCI will work with AGAHI to help the trained women to start their small-scale entrepreneurial start-ups and develop linkages with the local stakeholders to market their products. Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder and President AGAHI said, "AGAHI is establishing new partnerships to improve the human capital and industry standards through knowledge-based initiatives, providing policy guidelines to the public sector leadership". She added that the purpose behind this collaboration is to connect a relevant stakeholders to share their knowledge. Amna Sabahat, Program Manager AGAHI said, "It will define new value systems on how to create and manage shared understanding for the stakeholders, while building capacity of the women in the selected districts to do business in a more sustainable, responsible and profitable manner".