Nigeria: EU, AFDEC Partner to Train Female Entrepreneurs in Garment Production


Nigerian female fashion entrepreneurs now have an opportunity to enhance their skills, improve their competitiveness and earn more through the skill-up programme in garment production.

The empowerment programme is being offered by the African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC), a not for profit organisation supported by the European Union and German Development Cooperation, GIZ, through the Nigerian Competitiveness Project.

The training programme which kicked off in Lagos recently in commemoration of International Women Day, is expected to last for a period for two months.

According to the organisers, the training is free for eligible women-owned enterprises who have been involved in fashion and garment production for a minimum of two years and have a registered business incorporation status with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Speaking about the training, the Founder and Executive Director, AFDEC, Mrs. Adeola Ogunkolade, said participants would learn how to enhance their businesses and improve their competitiveness within the fashion industry.

“They will also be taught how to manage and optimise the fashion product effectively, and also get acquitted with the fashion evolution and its direction.

“This is indeed the start of a true entrepreneurship for the Nigeria women-owned fashion/garment industry. This training also focuses on every aspect of the business from project production, commercialisation to distribution and retail and lot more to learn,” she added.