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Consultation meeting on SMEs Strategy with Businesswomen

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Date: March 27, 2019

Venue: AWCCI main office

AWCCI organized a consultation meeting with businesswomen on National SMEs Strategy on March 27, 2019 at AWCCI Kabul (main) office. Ms. Fazila Azizi, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) presented the draft SMEs Strategy to participants and asked their views and comments for improving it.

The initial review was done with the women in this consultation meeting. The meeting concluded as:

The strategy is very general and needs to be specified in certain areas. AWCCI leadership, both executive board and board of directors will also review and provide inputs on the strategy by April 17, 2019. Ms. Fazila Azizi proposed that a technical committee consisting of SMEs Directorate, MoIC and AWCCI leadership should be established to work on the strategy in the second week of April and prepare the second draft by April 14. In order to finalize the strategy, another consultation meeting with businesswomen will be held in third week of April.

15 businesswomen from different sectors participated the meeting and provided their recommendations. The participants of this meeting expressed their appreciation for putting their comments on top priority, as well as, they expressed their interest on attending next sessions to discuss on SMEs strategy.