Professional Businesswomen and Handcrafters Association


SHGPAZ was founded in 1992 de facto and registered on 16 May 1994 as NGO, non-governmental, independent association which operates in the whole territory of Albania, to assist women in business through information, training, lobbying for the improvement of policy-making in all levels, as well as to facilitate the creation of public opinion and have a status as group of interest.
It is a professional and business association, known nationally and internationally, managed by a group of women, who aim to support and encourage other women in their economic professional activity and thus contribute to the strengthening of economic and society status of women in Albania. SHGPAZ has been organizing trade forums, B2B, fairs, exhibitions, seminars and conferences, TV talk shows at home and abroad, etc. This association successfully networks with many regional and international organizations. SHGPAZ’s strategy is to support the development of SMEs owned and run by women in the Republic of Albania by providing its technical services, offering business-oriented training, and also lobbying with different local and foreign organizations.
SHGPAZ has established a local network of 6 districts in which women are involved in business, handcrafters and managers. In order to be able to respond in time to the current issues and public matters, SHGPAZ established a flexible and functional management structure by developing strong teams of in-house experts which are indispensable in the dissemination of research results and policy recommendations.

Contact Person:
Flutura Xhabija, President

Further contact details are provided below.

  • Association/NGO
Contact details
Phone:+355 4 2235 726
Address:Rruga Bogdani, Pall 10 katesh “4 Bimo” Kati 7, Ap. 51 Tirana
Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on April 12, 2012
Modified on April 16, 2012