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First Stakeholders‘ Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

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First Stakeholders‘ Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:00 to Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 18:00
                   

The Stakeholders’ Workshop of the project "Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs" was jointly organized by Hand in Hand India (HiH) and FS-UNEP Centre and took place on 7 and 8 November 2014 in Bhopal and Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP). The objective of the event was to inform key stakeholders such as officials of the Energy Department of the Government of MP, the Electricity Distribution Companies, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the women entrepreneurs about the progress of implementation since project start.

Beyond the panel discussions some of the women entrepreneurs, representing the 20,000 women who are the beneficiaries and the real protagonists of the project gave testimonials about their experiences. During a product bazaar the women exhibited and sold the products which they created with the use of electricity.

A field visit to selected villages in Indore region took place on the second day of the workshop. This ensured the participants gained an insight into the energy-based enterprises the women are undertaking, such as laminated paper cup making, tailoring, bangle making and assembly of compact fluorescent lights.

The project has brought a change to the lives of rural women who are mostly illiterate. Through starting energy-based enterprises the women could reduce the day-to-day drudgery. Above all the women gained self-confidence and have taken up a significant role in their families.

Presentations

ADB Gender Mainstreaming Strategy – Enhancing Gender Equality Results in ADB Operations
Prabhjot R. Khan – ADB India Resident Mission

Highlights of Project Progress
H. Narayanan – Hand in Hand India

Key results: Gender Action Plan of TA 7831
Lucita S. Lazo – Team Leader ADB-HiH Project

Pictures day 1 – Workshop in Bhopal

 

Pictures day 2 – Field Visit in Indore Region

  

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Title:

First Stakeholders‘ Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

Date:

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:00 to Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 18:00