Zardozi Kabul Main Office Strategic Workshop
Every year Zardozi’s Kabul Main office holds Strategic Workshops at the beginning of the year in order to bring together overall Zardozi Executive Committee Members (ECMs), Kadars, and regional managers to work on new plans for the betterment and development of their programs for Afghan women. The participants go through the process of identifying the organization’s immediate objectives, and formulating and monitoring specific strategies to achieve them and support a larger number of women in the regions. In addition, a series of essential trainings such as human and women rights, leadership, civil society and management are conducted by the professional trainers of Zardozi Kabul Main Office as well. The Strategic workshop is held from 20th to 25th January during which the Kabul Main Office Program team together with Kadras, ECMs and regional managers discusses on important topics such as strengthening Community Business Centers (called Manbeh), managing Kadars contract with Zardozi, loan training, report writing, holding Central Committee Meetings and discussing the problems which Kadars encounter.
Nargis who is a Kadar from Jalalabad province is pleased with the instructions and guidance from Zardozi team. She says, “This workshop is a great opportunity for Kadars to share their plans. We learn from each other and can find solutions to the problems we have encountered previous year.” She also added that the workshop was the only platform where she could make a larger network and meet different women with different experiences at Zardozi.
ZARDOZI is a local non‐government and non-profit organization aiming to provide economic and social services to Afghan women in four provinces such as Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kapisa with its main office in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Zardozi, under some of the most challenging circumstances for women in the world, has developed innovative ways to enable extremely poor women to become entrepreneurs. Zardozi hard learned lessons in developing solutions for poor Afghan women includes not only capacity building but also practical, on-going business support provided through grass roots, community-based business centres. Zardozi already works with over 6,000 poor women and is aiming to reach a higher target in the next years.
Zardozi receives donor funding from the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada. The funding runs from March 2017 to March 2021 which makes a substantial contribution towards the costs of Zardozi’s programs to achieve its goals and objectives.