60 women complete business admin course in Kabul
The training funded by the Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) programme of the USAID is aimed to increase working opportunities for women in the sphere of business administration, officials of the Afghan American University in Kabul said.
The 60 women were also imparted training in areas of practical business, human resources management, marketing, communications, information technology, small investment and management of training projects, the officials said.
Regional researcher with the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development (ICAWED) at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), Malalai Jawad Hashimi, said the programme was aimed at facilitating women’s education, experience and providing them with better work opportunities for women and improving their economic situation.
Of the graduated women, she said, 20 had found jobs in different organizations and efforts were underway to find jobs for the rest.
“Such trainings are crucial for capacity development of women and such programmes should be increased in order to increase the capability of businesswomen and empower them, “ one of the training participants, Azada Paigir, said.
Another participant, Hamida Hashimi, said the training was very effective for capacity development of women. She asked the government and other organizations to conduct similar programmes for women empowerment.
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