Nama Women Advancement Establishment

Nama Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) was founded in 2015 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.

At NAMA, we are determined to mobilize the means required to create enabling environments to advance gender equity and inclusive economic and social growth. NAMA’s efforts stem from its core philosophy that women advancement is a fundamental requirement for the sustainable development of nations.

Through its three affiliates; Sharjah Business Women Council, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, and Badiri Education and Development Academy, NAMA designs and implements initiatives that support women across the economic, professional and social sectors.

NAMA also engages with grass-roots and international organisations as part of its comprehensive approach towards developing an ecosystem in which women’s full potential is realized.


United Arab Emirates

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Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

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The team at Nama Women Advancement Establishment

  • Haya Ahmed Merai

    Haya Ahmed Merai

    Senior Executive - Business Development at NAMA Women Advancement Establishment

  • Lawra Bah

    Lawra Bah

    Assistant Programs Manager at NAMA Women Advancement Establishment

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