Sharjah Business Women Council
Starting its journey in 2002, Sharjah Business Women Council aims to drive women entrepreneur’s integration into the global economy, support economic output of the nation, and social development of the Emirate of Sharjah.
To achieve this aim, SBWC engages in delivering a range of programmes and initiatives including conferences, seminars, workshops and research that supports potential and existing entrepreneurs in Sharjah. It also forges partnerships with government, private organisations and foundations in the UAE and beyond.
For more information about SBWC and to inquire about how to become a member, call our hotline 600 535554 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council
Representing both traditional and modern crafts across the MENASEA and Central Asia region, working with partner organisations and championing artisans and designers, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council is looking at the empowerment of women economically and socially through the crafts.
The council aims to provide a fresh narrative for women, by developing new market opportunities, and sectors, delivering social development programmes and vocational training, as well as preserving the skills and rich cultural heritage of the UAE.
With Bidwa, established in 2014, Irthi revives the country’s important heritage cottage industries and sustains and engages with younger generations by modernising and elevating the crafts ‘Talli’, ‘Sadu’ and ‘Safeefah’.
More information about Irthi can be found on its social media accounts: @irthicontemporarycraftscouncil
The NAMA Fund, NAMA’s latest and very promising initiative, is a collective effort of NAMA and its local and international partners to mobilise financial and human resources required to elevate the status of women and to guarantee their economic security and worldwide success.
Managed by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, Anwan offers an infrastructure and resources that aim at creating economic opportunities for local communities.
Badiri Education and Development
Badiri Education and Development, the youngest of NAMA’s five entities, aims to boost, reward and showcase the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst women locally and globally. Badiri builds the capacity of women entrepreneurs to participate in various sectors of the economy, and provide them with the skills and knowledge to reach their potential. It also focuses on entrepreneurship development, which it encourages through programmes such as Badiri Women’s Enterprise Development Virtual Academy and Jeel, geared towards creating the next generation of women and youth entrepreneurs.
NAMA are co-convening a series of round tables supporting equal opportunities – one of the Flagship Programmes Initatives (FPIs) under UN Women.
Sharjah will be hosting the Women Economic Empowerment Summit (WEES) in partnership with UN Women upcoming fall 2017
NAMA had sponsored eight demo stands and presented the world of Women in Tech through its stand activation during Gitex Technology Week 2016. It also launched an application for a member of the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC). SBWC is one of NAMA’s affiliates.
The Big Heart Foundation
NAMA supported the Big Heart Foundation’s regional conference “Investing in the Future: Building the Resilience of Women and Girls in the Arab Region”, which took place on October 19-20, 2016.
The conference brought together government representatives, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, gender equality practitioners and leaders, academics and other experts from the region and beyond to review and discuss the advancement of women and girls. It also discussed the importance of ensuring a sustainable approach to development and humanitarian programming that maintains resilience of women and girls at the core.
Jeans for Refugees
Jeans for Refugees is a global initiative facilitating innovation, communication and collaboration to raise funds for refugees worldwide.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi is the Patron of the 100 Jeans for Refugees project and had donated a coat she wore when visiting the Zaatri Refugee Camp in Jordan to the 100 Jeans for Refugees auction that took place on October 31, 2016.
This partnership is very dear to each member of NAMA, as it represents woman on a universal scale,making a difference on a challenging topic through the fashion scene and being a global initiative.
The initiative, which is is a Johnny Dar project, facilitates innovation, communication and collaboration, to help raise funds for refugees worldwide.
Education For Employment
Her Highness is the first and only Honorary Patron for Global Women’s Inclusion Initiative. Under Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi’s patronage and support, the EFE Global Women’s Inclusion Initiative aims to reach over 10,000 young women across the MENA region by 2020 through EFE’s distinctive skills training and job placement programmes, as well as career pathways and entrepreneurship support.