Sudan National Chapter for Women in Business launched
The Federation of National Association of Women in Business (FEMCOM) has officially launched the Sudanese Business Women Secretariat as the FEMCOM National Chapter.
This is part of its mandate to champion the improvement of economic conditions of women in COMESA Member States. The move will also help women achieve their full and equal participation in national economies.
The Sudanese National Chapter will work closely with FEMCOM Secretariat to facilitate, coordinate and create an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs to thrive within Sudan and COMESA. It will ensure that women in Sudan are encouraged to setup their own businesses and engage in other economic activities.
The Minister of Trade of Sudan Hon. Alsadig Mohamed Ali appreciated the efforts made by COMESA in empowering women and enabling them to contribute to socio and economic transformation and sustainable growth.
“It goes without saying that it is impossible to implement effective programmes for rural transformation without involvement of women entrepreneurs,” Mr Ali said in a statement presented by the COMESA Desk Officer during the launch of the national chapter and rebranding of its offices in Khartoum.
The rebranded office will also help in the promotion and expansion of existing enterprises through facilitation of training, providing lending facilities, market research and investment opportunities.
Other speakers at the ceremony were Ms. Zeinab Hassan Mohammed Secretary General of the Sudanese Business Women Secretariat, Eng. Widad Yagoub – Secretary General of Regional &International Agreements and FEMCOM Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Katherine Ichoya.