Meeting of Advisory Committees of Building Capacity of Women Leaders for Inclusive Participation: Sunsari

The advisory committee meeting of the Building Capacity of Women Leaders for Inclusive Participation, a project being implemented by Jagaran Nepal with support from Dan Church AID was conducted on 2nd April 2014 . The meeting was chaired by Mr. Rajendra Dev Pandey, Local Development Officer (LDO) of Sunsari district. The representative from the DCA and Jagaran Nepal were also present in the Project Coordinator made a program highlight expressing that Jagaran Nepal is committed for building capacity of women and there is a lack of economic empowerment program Respective VDCs District Development Committee andJagaran Nepal have committed to work in close coordination for economic empowerment of the womenwhich leads to the sustainability of the project achievements.
The LDO clarified the DDC activities being carried out throughout the district where as Mr. Bhawani Dhamala, Secretary of Sonapur VDC stressed on ensuring male involvement in order to make change on patriarchal thought as well as for increasing women participation. Similarly Mr, Kapil Mani- VDC secretariat of Sigya said that though women are becoming comparatively more aware, they are still back regarding access to the allocated budget and such programs can contribute to increase the access.
The advisors including Mr. Lakhan Shah, NGO Federation President of Sunsari, District Development Officer mr. Bhes Raj Ghimire, Section Officer Ms. Maya Rai and others expressed their thought in this meeting.
Mr. Rajendra Dev Pandey further stressed on ensuring women participation from the planning phase, indicating mainly on income generation, skill development and economic development through the coordination of both government and nongovernment sectors. The meeting was also concerned on the commitment of both the government and nongovernment sectors for increasing women participation.