AFDEC is a Non-Profit Organization, established in 2015 with the goal of empowering and developing Women to become valuable to themselves and their society.
At AFDEC, we promote Peace and Prosperity through creativity.
Women and Girls tend to be more vulnerable to extreme Poverty compared to Men. Many studies have also confirmed that in a global economic downturn, more women are significantly affected as more of them lose jobs and are forced to manage shrinking household income. More so, is the fact that they have limited access to opportunities for business development, stereotyped by existing gender based discriminations, inequality in education and health existing in funding.
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 that will improve their family income and the well being of their children thereby advancing their role in peace building
African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) is a Non Governmental Orgnanization in Nigeria that provides economic empowerment and supports for creative women and girls in Africa using fashion as a way out of poverty.
AFDEC has conducted several surveys in the African Fashion Space, since 2015 and has generated numerous solutions, that when adapted would translate to visible growth, sustainability and positive global competitiveness of the Cottage sized, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) in the Industry. We therefore focus on building the capacity of women on Fee 9rrment manufacturers, Accessory Manufacturers, Fashion Designers, Tailors, Fashion trainers, Retailers, Stylists, Fashion Bloggers, Models, Makeup artists, Hair stylists, Fashion Journalists, Consultants , Photographers, Illustrators, Merchandisers’, Marketers, Exporters, Private Companies, Agencies and Corporations that are always wrapped around the fashion arena.
“That same period, I got an opportunity to make a presentation at the Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at the Wolverhampton University UK, I was more than prepared. I outshined exceptionally and sold out all my products at the exhibition. I now run a profitable fashion business and accessories training centre back at my home in Maiduguri”