Dr. Avnish Jolly: IDMAT has evolved as an independent entity over the years as semi autonomous division of Aseed, which is an apex autonomous non-profit body. It has conducted more than 35 international programmes on themes like GENDER/MED/MFI/ Organisational Development/BDS/ Governance/ Community Mobilisation in India and abroad.
Theme on social sector and corporate linkages as process of development technology has made a strategic impact towards capacity building task. In the past we have had delegates coming from various countries and organisations like UNDP, SNV, Mercy Corps, Asia Foundation, GTZ, WUSC, DFCC, CARE, Action Aid etc. It will be a great opportunity to see together the delegates from multi cultural regions. It shall be our pleasure if you join us in this event to make it a success
The program will be beneficial for evaluating, emphasizing these concepts and seeing challenges and opportunities in the markets. The workshops will be a landmark event in rediscovering one another’s potential whereby bringing together different communities at large and women in particular.
In view of the above 11th Workshop on Gender Equity & Micro Enterprise Development 17th Aug-21st Aug, 2008, Bangkok, Thailand. Women constitute not only half of the world’s population but also sway the growth of the remaining half. They produce half of the world’s food supply and account for 60% of the working force but comprise only 10% of the world’s economy and surprisingly own less than 1% of the real estate. They have little access to productive resources and negligible control over family income. This discrimination is the result of gender bias, which forms an inherent part of the global society.
The general observation is that there are fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs. This reflects the trends also prevailing in other spheres of economic activities where males greatly outnumber females. Entrepreneurship is a Herculean task, which is fraught with struggle, entailing both risk and efforts. While women have to go through same stages of setting up an enterprise as do men, and face similar challenges, irrespective of gender based social impediments like social stigma, unfavorable infrastructure, support systems, etc. which block their entry and reduce their pace of growth.
Removing these impediments in the existing set up of micro enterprise development has assumed a critical significance for the economic development of women. The need today is to help women overcome these blockades and draw maximum participation from them to set up micro enterprises, which will help them, achieve self reliance and place them at par with their male counterparts.
• Develop gender sensitivity vis-à-vis participation of women in Micro Enterprise Development.
• Examine the processes of Gender inequality and their disfunctionality affecting the participation of women in micro enterprises.
• Understand the processes of promoting MED through active participation of women.
• Acquire skills of identification of potential women entrepreneurs and learn designing and conducting enterprise development motivation training for them.
• Be able to explore various learning mechanisms to set up Micro-Enterprises and update the methods of managing activities, develop tools and instruments for effective monitoring and evaluation of promoted entrepreneurs.
Experiential learning design will be the core methodology. Interactive sessions, case studies, special group design syndication and other simulation sessions will be held. The training program will be participatory in nature wherein the trainers would be translating ideas into design and formulation of strategies with the appropriate facilitation provided by the resource persons. Very rigorous training hours may demand informal learning groups even after set class hour sessions to acquire needed competency.
• Need and scope of Micro Enterprise Development for women, its role in sustainable development.
• Gender Equity and Micro Enterprise Development – contexts and challenges.
• Planning process for effective participation of Women in Micro Enterprise Development – identification and formulation.
• Designing Training Strategy for people to work on Micro Enterprise Development – dynamics and trainers’ skills.
• Appraisal techniques in micro-enterprise projects for survival and success.
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