South Asian Women Development Forum to organise summit at Kathmandu

The South Asian Women Development Forum would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ on 11 September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

Created On: Sep 8, 2017 16:16 IST
South Asian Women Development Forum to organise summit at Kathmandu
South Asian Women Development Forum to organise summit at Kathmandu

The South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ from 11 to 12 September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

The two-day event aims to encourage partnerships between women entrepreneurs from the SAARC and ASEAN member countries and China.

The Ministry of Agriculture, US Embassy in Nepal and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK would be providing financial support to the event.

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Key Details

• Around 80 delegates from 18 countries would be participating in the event.

• The basic objective is to bring together people from different sectors on a single platform and enable them to share their knowledge, skills, experience and ideas.

• The event would be showcasing different domestic, locally manufactured products and international products. The aim is to create awareness about entrepreneurship amongst women.

• Three women from India, Pakistan and Malaysia working in the IT sector (Information Technology) would be participating in the event.

• The forum would also be highlighting the importance of the tourism sector, traditional textile and related industries.

• It would provide a platform for the small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) across the country and SAARC and ASEAN countries for exploring new opportunities in cooperation and joint investments with potential counterparts.

• The event would also help to transfer technologies between participants.

According to Pramila Acharya Rijal, President of South Asian Women Development Forum, around 70 women have already registered for the event and 50 among them are Nepali. “One of the main aims of the organisation is to establish large scale industries in the country,” she said.

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