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Second Stakeholders' Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

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Second Stakeholders' Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:00 to 18:00

Field visits in Jabalpur region

In the second half of April 2015 the project implementing team consisting of Hand in Hand India (HiH) and the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre visited women self-help groups (SHGs) in rural Madhya Pradesh who had previously undergone training and as a result, became active in self-dependent businesses which use motorized wheels, such as tailoring, pottery, and flour milling. The team discussed with the women the changes they went through by electrifying their manual activities or by starting a completely new business. The developments since they participated at the training and the challenges occurred were also discussed.

Workshop in Jabalpur

The final workshop took place on April 20, 2015 in Jabalpur. A previous stakeholder workshop was successfully held in Bhopal and Indore in November 2014. The Jabalpur workshop, jointly organized by HiH and the Centre had the objective to inform key stakeholders such as officials from the Jabalpur Electricity Distribution Company, the ADB and the women entrepreneurs about the status of the project and to discuss ways forward for the period after project end. During the workshop ADB acknowledged the work accomplished by the project implementers, flagging it as a good example of how a capacity building project connecting gender, energy and business may be implemented with success.

The project will be completed by the end of 2015. The sustainability of the project is ensured through having trained more than 500 women in business development support, who will themselves in the future serve as trainers in their SHGs and villages for women who are interested to start their own electricity-based business. Whether the outcomes of the project will materialize over the long-term will only become clear in the next few years.

Presentations

ADB Gender Mainstreaming Strategy – Enhancing Gender Equality Results in ADB Operations

Prabhjot R. Khan – ADB India Resident Mission

Highlights of ADB TA 7831

H. Narayanan – Hand in Hand India

Project Results

Lucita S. Lazo – Team Leader ADB-HiH Project

About the partnership with Frankfurt School

Christine Kugler – FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre

Pictures - Field Visit

 

Pictures - Workshop

 

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Title:

Second Stakeholders' Workshop - Enhancing Energy based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

Date:

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:00 to 18:00