activities, QUALIFICATIONS and projects
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was founded since 1992 as NGO, non-governmental, independent association which operates in all
area of Albania, to assist women in business
through information, training, lobbying to the improvement of policy-makers, as
well as to facilitate the creation of public opinion and have a status like a
specific group of interest.
- The Professional, Business Womne and Handcrafts Association is leaded and
managed by a group of women who aim to support and encourage women in their
economic professional activity and thus contribute to the streghtening of
economic and society emancipation in Albania. SHGPAZ is one of the oldest
associations in Albania, which is known on national regional and
internationally. Following the western experience, this association has
conducted a range of services for Albanian women in business by organizing
trade forums, B2B, fair, exhibition, seminars and conferences, TV talk shows
home and abroad.
established a local network of 8
districts (Tirane,Shkoder,Durres,Lezhe,Pogradec, Fier,Vlore, Puke)
involve women in business, handcrafters
and managers. In order to be able at responding in time to the
current issues and to public matters, SHGPAZ established a flexible and functional management
structure by organising a strong team of
in-house experts which are indispensable on the dissemination of research
results and policy recommendations. The association use a strong PR with the media, and the website, e-mail
distribution lists and SHGPAZs publications.
Private sector development is seen as a critical element in
strengthening and broadening the base of the economy and achieving greater
international competitiveness. However, many of these adjustments and reforms
fail to take account of their impact on women, and often neglect to consider
womenand women entrepreneurs (WE) in particular as potential contributors to
economic development, the growth of the private sector development, and the
creation of decent employment.
The importance of micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) in social and economic
development, and the need to support their viability, expansion and growth, is
accepted in most countries irrespective of their stage of economic development.
Women and their economic contributions are often invisible and go unrecognized
in many countries, both as entrepreneurs and as workers.
has realized these projects:
of NGO in the civil society- financed by Fridrich Ebert
Beijing- financed by UNDP
of Womens Participation in Election Campaign
of Women in Decision Making - financed by ORT
Campaign for Violence Against Women- financed by CRS
of Humanitarian Helps to Poor Families- financed by CAFOD
financed by PBWA 10 small projects- Library of Agricultures University;
University of Skopje and Kosovo schools for diseases, travel in 20
of two international conferences in Albania (Tirana 2007 and Durres 2009)
with participation of 12 countries with 130 participants in the field of
businesswomen and handcrafters.
financed by the European Commission .
The overall project
objective is to support women's rights in the field of entrepreneurship to be
given a more active role in economic life.
PROMALBANIA-Ambassadors, led by the Association of Professional Women, Business
and Artisan (SHGPAZ) in partnership NetRDA. This project includes 6 cities of
Albania. Tirana, Durres, Fier, Pogrades, Copenhagen, Shkodra.
"European Network of mentors women entrepreneurs in Albania This project is funded by the European
Commission, with a 15-month term, starting from 01.09.2011 until
01.11.2012." This project stretches in 10 cities of Albania as follows:
Tirana, Durres, Shkoder, Pogradec, Korce, Fier, Vlora, Gjirokaster, Kukes,Lezhe
3. Study on the Barriers Encountered by Women Entrepreneurs in
Albania 5 July 2012
in this context that UN Women
has recruited a national
consultant who has been tasked to integrate a gender perspective in the 2012
National Labour Conference (NLC). To be able to undertake the requested tasks,
the national consultant will need to make use of the services of the Professional,
Businesswomen, and Handicraft Association, which is the only national women
entrepreneurs organisation in Albania with available data and contacts of
relevance for this study.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Professional, Businesswomen, and Handicraft Association is expected to support
the national consultant in ensuring the views, needs and perspectives of women
entrepreneurs from different economic sectors and areas (rural and urban) are
well reflected and the gender based constraints addressed in the process and
the final results of the 2012 NLC. Specifically, the Professional, Businesswomen, and Handicraft
Association will support the national consultant in the following tasks:
· Identify the women entrepreneurs that could fill out
the questionnaire provided by ILO
· Fill out the questionnaire through calls and direct
meetings with women entrepreneurs
· Fill out the questionnaire with the entrepreneurs, if
· Contribute in the main findings and recommendations
performing these tasks, the Professional, Businesswomen, and Handicraft
Association will work in close collaboration with the national consultant and
regularly report to UN Women/Albania Country Programme Manager.
· Demonstrated established contacts with women
entrepreneurs that encompasses rural and urban areas in Albania
· Available technical personnel to adequately support
the national consultant
· Proven experience in undertaking similar tasks.
Report on the situation of Women in Business and Management
2013 to 28th February 2013
5. Assessing the Environment
for Women Entrepreneurship in ALBANIA- MAY 2013
Focus group meetings (how many)
Governmental and private
institutions as: Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of
Agriculture, business groups, banks and micro-credits institutions, Labor
Inspectorate and National Labor Service; etc
confirmed research areas on:
Banking, human rights, business association, financial support, business
service structure etc.
6. Successful Rural Women Prize 2012- organized by UN WOMEN
Have won the second price Ms.Ardiana Laska and
is the national member of the International Business and professional Womens Association(BPW
International); WIN(Women International Network); BWN(Businesswomen Network);
FIDAPA( federation Italian Donne Arti Professi oniste Affari);
BIZNESALBANIA,AMEP, AMCHAM,CHCT,AFFAEME, FCEM,ILO; ICE; CIPE; ITC, UEAPME,
OECD, EBRD, ect.
In the year 2009-2010 the presidency of Balkans organization on
SME, headquarter in Sofia-Bulgaria, for countries of CEE, it is accorded to PBWHA.
The staff of PBWA are
comprised of experts in business development, marketing, legal advocacy,
economic experts on tax and fiscal issues ect.
Administrative staff 2 people
Technical staff 12 people