Zimbabwe - The Women’s Alliance of Business Associations in Zimbabwe (WABAZ) held their first leadership committee meeting to elect their Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson and to plan the official launch of the coalition. CIPE is supporting the growth of WABAZ through its partner in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as part of a CIPE project to strengthen the voice of business associations in the country to represent the interests of the private sector in dialogue with the government Following a CIPE roundtable, WABAZ was founded in August 2011 by nine women’s business support organizations who came together to form a coalition to empower women through advocacy, dialogue, and information sharing.
Pakistan – The Peshawar Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PWCCI) launched its website (www.wccip.org.pk) this week. The site includes a membership database (a requirement of Pakistan’s Trade Organizations Ordinance) and highlights the services provided by the Chamber for women entrepreneurs in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The website was developed under a CIPE technical assistance grant.