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About

Diversity and difference are our guiding principles.
Our approach is tailored and unique to each client.

  • About AFDEC
  • Our Vision
  • Our Mission
  • Our Core Values
  • African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) is a nonprofit in Nigeria that provides economic empowerment and supports for creative women and girls in Africa, inspiring them to use fashion and crafts as a means to end cultural violence and end poverty.

  • A world where local creativity ends poverty and promotes peace

  • To promote local entrepreneurship and culture of peace using fashion and craft as a tool for economic empowerment and Africa’s Prosperity

  • P- Partnership
    E-Excellence
    N-Nurturing
    C- Creativity
    I-Integrity
    L-Leadership

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 Sustainable Development Goal 5 (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 unnecessary war

Our People

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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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