International Women's Day 2014


Each year the International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March to mark women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. ICIMOD too celebrates IWD annually to honour, highlight, and promote the role of women in sustainable mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

This year's IWD highlights include: 

  1. In-house celebration at the ICIMOD headquarters
  2. Message from the Director General
  3. Newspaper article in a national daily by Dr Suman Bisht, Senior Gender Specialist, ICIMOD 
  4. A background paper - "Women and Gender Dynamics in the Hindu Kush Himalayas" by Dr Manohara Khadka, Gender Specialist, ICIMOD
  5. Regional Programme in Pakistan - Women’s conference at Federal Women Degree College, Skardu, together with Mountain Areas Farmer Support Organization (MAFSO) on 8th March 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

Theme: Equality for women is progress for all

Program Description
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome of women Staff members with "Khada"
12:15 - 12:30 Inauguration of Stalls by Women’s Group by Dr David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
12:30 - 12:40 Group Photograph for all ICIMOD Women with Dr David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
12:40 - 13:45 International Women’s Day Celebration Lunch for all ICIMOD Staff
  International Women’s Day Formal Programme Begins
13:50 - 14:00 Welcome Address by Dr David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
14:00 - 15:40 Discussion on: Equality for Women, Progress for All
Feminization of Agriculture - Opportunity or Threat?
      14:00 - 14:30 Keynote speech – Dr Govind Kelkar, Senior Advisor, LANDESA
      14:30 - 14:50 Case Study from Nepal – Yamuna Ghale, Senior Program Officer, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
      14:50 - 15:10 Case Study from India – ICIMOD
      15:10 - 15:40 Interaction session with panel members
- Facilitator: Dr Suman Bisht, Senior Gender Specialist, ICIMOD
15:40 - 16:00 Scholarship Award Ceremony for Girl Students
16:00 - 16:15 ICIMOD’s Annual Gender Champions Award Ceremony
16:15 - 16:45 Tea/Coffee Break