The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has hosted, on Monday, a lecture of Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council (ADBWC), to introduce the council's areas of work, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Presented by Mrs. Shafiqa Al Ameri, Director of ADBWC, the lecture was attended by Eng. Ali Mubarak Al Mansouri, Executive Director of ADFCA's Agricultural Affairs Sector, and a number of the authority's employees. It is a part of the authority's continuing support to ADBWC's efforts aim at improving the role of the Emirati women in the labor market, as well as consolidating its position in the private sector in Abu Dhabi as a key partner in achieving sustainable economic development in the Emirate.
During the lecture, Al Ameri highlighted ADBWC's role in encouraging and supporting women to enter the labor market through the small, medium and micro-enterprises, as well as helping maintain their businesses' sustainability. She also stressed the council's keenness to develop the existing projects by providing high-quality services, including training and qualification programs, the required consultancy, career guidance, and enterprises incubators.
Al Ameri added ADBWC is also adopting women's innovative and creative ideas, helping finance their projects, and streamlining procedures through a set of experts and specialists according to the latest methods and techniques to empower businesswomen. She noted that the number of the council's creative women reached 1802 woman from 2015 to 2018, which indicates the significant growth achieved by ADBWC in this area.
She reviewed ADBWC's areas of work, target segments, types of membership and their features, and professional consultancy services it provides to female entrepreneurs, including the legal, financial and economic consultations. Al Ameri also highlighted ADBWC's role in terms of scientific research and development, as an important part of its strategic plan. It conducts research and studies to analyze the current situation of businesswomen, female entrepreneurs and creative ladies, as well as providing developmental solutions, to enhance their role in the private sector and maintain their businesses' sustainability.
In March 2018, ADFCA signed a memorandum of understanding with ADBWC to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in areas of mutual interest that serve the businesswomen and their various activities. It also aimed at supporting the role and involvement of businesswomen, female entrepreneurs and creative ladies in the private sector and helping sustain their businesses by providing them with the needed administrative services.