UAE-based AFC, GoDaddy unite to support young entrepreneurs in MENA

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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World’s largest services platform for entrepreneurs, GoDaddy has teamed up with the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) to help designers, creatives, and entrepreneurs in the UAE and the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA) region to digitize their businesses.

According to the statement, the partnership is part of GoDaddy’s mission to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing them with the necessary tools and assistance.

As part of the partnership, GoDaddy will also support the Arab Fashion Council with a series of workshops to teach their network of creative entrepreneurs how to develop their digital presence using GoDaddy products and tools.

Mohammed Aqra
Mohammed Aqra
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Arab Fashion Council

“The partnership with GoDaddy supports the digital transformation we implemented in the last year. Whilst the decision now is to go back to full physical activation, GoDaddy will empower the regional creative talent and entrepreneurs to scale their online presence to help reach global audiences. We are excited to explore the power of digital innovation and its role in shaping the fashion and creative industry.”

“We are excited to partner with the Arab Fashion Council on this unprecedented project where, together, we will support up-and-coming designers and makers with creative flair. We have seen exceptional promising talent rising in the MENA region and GoDaddy would like to support their potential every step of the way to help them create and grow their businesses online,” commented Ms. Selina Bieber, General Manager, GoDaddy, MENA region.

Furthermore, GoDaddy will provide eight skilled creative entrepreneurs with the tools and products they need to build a strong online presence, including a website redesign. It will promote and feature their entrepreneurial journeys through docu-series and across GoDaddy social media channels.

Arab Fashion Council

UAE-based Arab Fashion Council (AFC) is the world’s largest non-profit fashion council and an INGO for the Arab world, representing the 22 members of the Arab League. The main goals of the council are to promote Arab fashion designers internationally, disseminate fashion culture in the region, and position the Arab world on the international map of fashion.

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