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REGIONAL CROSS-LEARNING AND EXPOSURE VISIT
Adaptation and Resilience Building
ICIMOD, Nepal and India
13 June 2022 to
17 June 2022
Anu Joshi Shrestha
Together with Antarprerana, the Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) Initiative is organising a cross-learning and exposure visit to Nepal for the five winners of the Business pitching competition held in June 2021 in Bhutan. The winners were chosen among ten women who participated in the four-day business pitching training. Their businesses focus on the green sectors in Bhutan and cover a range of products such as ezey – a popular side dish in Bhutan, natural/organic dyed fabric, organic sausages, glass noodles, crotchet items, shitake mushroom, healthy cookies, dapa (wooden bowls), sanitary pads, and cereal.
The exposure visit is part of our RMS Initiative, which supports the building of an inclusive and resilient entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region and provides tailored programmes and capacity building trainings for women entrepreneurs, which will help them strengthen their businesses. Through this exposure visit, the women entrepreneurs will learn more about similar women-led enterprises and will provide them with a platform to build networks for further learning and collaboration. This platform also provides mentoring opportunities from experienced women entrepreneurs of Nepal.
We will be awarding the five winners here at ICIMOD in hopes to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.
Moderator: Anu Joshi Shrestha, Rural Enterprise and Value Chain Specialist, Livelihoods, ICIMOD
Q&A with four prominent women entrepreneurs (future mentors)
Product displays and promotions along with tea/coffee/cookies
Tashi Dorji, Programme Coordinator, KLCDI, Transboundary Landscapes, ICIMOD
Om Raj Bhandari, Chairman, Antarprerana
Vote of thanks
Anu Joshi Shrestha, Rural Enterprise and Value Chain Specialist, Livelihoods, ICIMOD
Niraj Khanal, CEO, Antarprerana
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