REPORT OF THE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE FOR AFRICAN WOMEN(DIFAW) ANNUAL WORKSHOP/EXCO MEETING HELD ON 15-16TH MARCH 2013 AT THE CROWN PRINCESS HOTEL, ABUJA.

The DIFAW Annual Meeting for 2013 with the theme, “Strengthening Entrepreneurial Strategy For Rural Development” held on Saturday, 16th at the Crown Princess Hotel, in Zone 7, Abuja.  Delegates from all six geo-political zones of Nigeria, arrived Abuja on Friday the 15th of March, 2013, and were treated to an arrival Dinner.  The meeting proper started on Saturday after a group breakfast at approximately 10am with an opening prayer.

A robust Exhibition of Wealth from Waste, Agro and Allied products such as Bags & Mats made from recycled polythene bags, Bags made from corn husks; Moringa powder, oil, and soaps; Natural honey, Cassava cakes, and Sesame snacks; Tie and dye, etc., were on display, and at the end of meeting, most were sold. It was also disclosed at the meeting that due to improvement in quality of packaging, DIFAW products would be marketed internationally.

A clip of the Unique Woman TV Programme was shown, and delegates were informed of plans concerning the Cable Program which has reached an advanced stage, and would project DIFAW to the world audience.  Delegates were informed of the usefulness of I.T. particularly the internet, in modern business environment.

Delegates were asked to encourage all members to register with the political party of their choice, and to seek leadership positions whenever possible; and were treated to a practical Perfume and Deodorizer making training session.