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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adiat Disu and Associates and the United Nations Foundation Present
the Africa Fashion Week Master Class Off the Runway
New York City, August 22 , 2014– Adiat Disu & Associates present its Master Class “Off the Runway” during its fifth annual Africa Fashion Week on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6pm.
Africa Fashion Week is proclaimed by Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York, and will be open to participants of Africa Fashion Week and to a selection of Pan African entrepreneurial students, specifically young women in the business of fashion.
The Master Class will host speakers who are leaders committed to the advancement of women, entrepreneurship and Africa. The speakers have made a significant impact in the lives of others in Africa.
“There are approximately 800 fashion companies based in New York, and they contribute a combined total of approximately 175,000 jobs to the city’s economy. Our mission behind Africa Fashion Week (in fashion capitals) is about acknowledging the entrepreneurial element of Africa’s fashion industry globally. Let’s face it, the fashion industry is a sector in Africa that is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most accessible ways to create a living for women and the youth. Whether it is actually designing the clothing, promoting the clothing, managing the operations of a retail outlet, or any other relevant activity. We need to pay more attention to the opportunities that reside in the industry and assist in formalizing its existence. Working with the UN Foundation is an indicator of our seriousness towards building a structure around Africa’s Fashion Industry.” Adiat Disu
The UN Foundation builds campaigns and partnerships to connect people, ideas, and resources with the UN to reduce child mortality, empower girls and women, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health incomes.
Girls and women are critical to achieving the UN development goals but are overlooked and underrepresented. The UN Foundation believes that working with and empowering girls and women is the smartest and most efficient way to create healthy families, strong communities and a better world.
Master Class “Off the Runway” is the business exchange that invests in entrepreneurs, young creatives and women in the multi-billion dollar fashion industry. The event covers five themes that center around Africa’s emerging industries through Adiree’s program, A.S.A.P (Adiree Sustains Africa Program):
- Promoting Africa’s Growth in Style, through Education & Entrepreneurship
- Awarding & Supporting Africa’s Young Women Creative Entrepreneurs
- Transforming Lives through Talent Grooming
- Creating Success Stories That Inspire and Resonate Globally
- Helping Brand Development, Business Management and Revenue Generation
A portion of the proceeds from tickets sold will benefit the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
Master Class “Off the Runway” will be hosted at the UN Foundation Offices | 801 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
For more information: www.AfricaFashionWeek.com
Official sponsors of Africa Fashion Week are Arik Air, Africa.com and Spice TV.
Africa Fashion Week will take place September 4-6, 2014.
Tickets are available at www.africafashionweekny.com/tickets/
Official schedule is available at africafashionweek.com
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and is now supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.
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