WELCOME TO AFRICAN FASHION DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT CENTER

African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) is a nonprofit organization that inspires women to creatively use fashion as a tool to end poverty, bridge cultural diversity and promote peace in Africa

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AT AFDEC

WE MAKE FASHION FUNCTIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE

by building local creativity, confidence and skills amongst rural and disadvantaged urban Africans gearing them towards social and economic opportunities available in the creative industries. AFDEC achieves this through provision of skills training, mentoring and support systems that will help indigenous African women and girls build sustainable micro enterprises...

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Our Approach

Women Centred

We believe that when women are given equal opportunity to make their financial, economic, social and professional decisions, it brings their dreams to reality and the whole world benefits, starting from her family and immediate community which invariably lead to sustainable peace. Gender equality is not just moral, it is so crucial it is the SDG 5

Local-Development Centred

We believe that local economic development is one of the surest ways to decrease poverty. By empowering local indigenes to drive sustainable economic growth, to improve the quality human lives and create employment through micro, small and medium enterprise development.

Peace-Culture Centred

We believe that a creativity centred community is the best way to promote Africa’s heritage and diverse culture that will encourage ethnic tolerance, respect for individual uniqueness, peaceful co-existence while preventing violence, unnecessary death and war.

Our Programs

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Women Empowerment

Fashion for Empowerment

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Peace

Fashion for Peace

See what people are saying about us

  • I am so glad I joined the AFDEC Family, The community opened my eyes to a world of things I could did better to improve my business. I also made new friends and business partners. I even met my role models in the fashion industry face to face, that alone was dreams come true! Thank you AFDEC

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    Aghogho Okoro
    Themeforest Customer
  • The GHAP 2015 program gave me a lot of exposure and opportunities. During my Scholarship year, I gained new skills and confident to host my first fashion show, I got a webpage of my own; developed a professional product label and improved my brand essence. My personality improved greatly too.

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    Christiana Wakawa
    Themeforest Customer

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