After 12 years with PROWEB it is with a sad heart that I would like to bid you farewell as I step down as Executive Director of PROWEB. It’s been a roller coaster of experiences with its ups and downs, its highs and lows but all building up to an enriched and wealthier experience. Some of my greatest highlight just to mention a few were the hosting of Business Women of South Africa (BWASA) /PROWEB trade mission, the study tour with Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development to understudy the Gender Commission in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya and also my representation of PROWEB in Amsterdam to talk about Successful mentorship programmes. Read More
Since its inception 11 years ago, PROWEB has grown to be a dynamic and reputable brand advancing women’s economic empowerment in Zimbabwe. Committed and dedicated leaders have been devoted in ensuring that the organisational strategic plans are attained. We are truly pleased to announce that with the stepping down of the past Executive Director, Moira Ngaru has been appointed to this position. Moira comes to us with over 20 year’s wealth of experience and expertise having devoted her career in the area of women’s and children’s rights while working in the Government and with civil society.
She has experience in women’s movement focusing mainly on socio-economic empowerment of women and has held a directorship positions with Discovery Channel Globa education Partnership (DCGEP) and Farm Orphan Support Trust (FOST). She brings extensive experience and expertise in strategic planning, program development and implementation, management and administration, fundraising, and facilitation/ consultancy skills.
Moira Ngaru sits on several Boards including Women in Politics Support Unit (Chairperson), E-Knowledge for Women in Southern Africa (Chairperson), Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (Treasurer) and Zimbabwe Women Writers (former treasurer).
In addition to the above, Mrs Ngaru’s accomplishments include a lot of consultancy work on gender, women and HIV& AIDS. She has written or contributed to a number of training manuals currently in use by organisations working in these fields.
Mrs Ngaru holds a Master’s Degree in Education specialising in Development, from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Mrs. Ngaru says: “I am honored by this appointment as well as the opportunity to work with PROWEB whose dedication and vision inspire us all. I am excited to be part of an organisation that seeks to empower women and I am sure, I will learn a lot through working on such a meaningful and creative initiative. I truly appreciate the courtesy the Secretariat, Members, Executive Board and Trustees have extended to me. Thank you again for your confidence in me. I look forward to our working together as we strive towards the achievement of our Vision”
PROWEB provides a platform for women entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services at different marketing forums such as big national events like the Zimbabwe Agricultural show (Z.A.S) .This year PROWEB is participating at the Harare Agricultural Show which is under the theme “Seed to food: Innovate ,Consolidate ,Sustain” where it is showcasing various products and services done by its membership.
The business women of PROWEB has this year exhibited high quality and market competitive products which are ranging from;
- Leather Products (Formal shoes, Safari shoes, Farmer shoes, Belts, wallets bags, jackets)
- Motor spares
- Detergents (dish washers, toilet cleaners, Rust busters)
- Interior Decor, Clothing and accessories
- Construction Services
- Consultancy Services
- Catering Services
- Hair and skin natural products.
- Small Grains
Be sure to visit our PROWEB stand at the ongoing Harare Agricultural show from the 21stto 26th of August in the hall of commerce at stand No. 59