African Fashion Development and Empowerment Center (AFDEC) have concluded plans to support women fashion entrepreneurs as part of activities marking International Women’s Day.

According to Adeola Ogunkolade, Chief Executive Officer, “participants will be coached by world class experts on skills and smart workplace strategies that could help in the fashion business. Several cultural practices are not helpful for women’s health and economic well-being. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women entrepreneurship is central to agricultural productions and family income generation”.

Speaking further, Adeola explained that “the Nigerian fashion industry value chain completely rests on the contributions of women. Consequently, there is a need for adequate investment in capacity building, healthy work-life relationship, and modern business practice. The theme for 2018 is press for progress”.

“AFDEC is working with fashion entrepreneurs for sustainability and creative excellence. That is why our partner, the Agile Advisor Nigeria, will be teaching simple skills and workplace strategies to help fashion businesses become better, orderly and timely in delivery”.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.