SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council (SCWEC) Meeting

The meeting of SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council (SCWEC) was held on July 15, 2018 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh, under the Chair of Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe, President, SAARC CCI.

The Chair of SCWEC Council, Ms. Rifa Musthapha, along with Ms. Rita Bhandary, Vice Chair, SCWEC (Nepal Chapter) and  Executive Members including Ms. Jezaayar Hassendeen (Sri Lanka), Ms. Sajeda Mein Raj, Ms. Hasina Newaaz, Ms. Naz Farhana (Bangladesh), Ms. Shova Gyawali and Ms. Prabha Rajbhandary Pradhan (Nepal) and  Life Member, Ms. Sabera Ahmed (Bangladesh) were present during the meeting.

Addressing to the members, President SAARC CCI, Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe, said SCWEC has become a vibrant part of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry that has contributed to the economic empowerment of women both regionally and internationally and it has stimulated the spirit of entrepreneurship in South Asia through conducting various awareness and support programs for women and youth during the past years.

While enlightening the members about the sanitary Napkin project, Ms. Rifa Mustafa, Chairperson, SCWEC, said that SCWEC has already been working for the empowerment of women in South Asia. In this endeavor, we have launched a new initiative of sanitary health and hygiene project, and we have already imported machinery from India that can produce sanitary napkins at low cost, along with providing them with an opportunity to earn money. The production process will start from August 1, 2018, she added.

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