On November 22 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the International Public Chamber (IPC) and the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) to promote IPC activities in the field of women entrepreneurship all over Nepal. IPC will also work towards supporting FWEAN activities concerned with Nepalese women entrepreneurship in different parts of the world by promoting their products and services in different expo and trade fairs.
This MOU will allow development activities of IPC concerning with women empowerment of to be supported and implemented by FWEAN.
The MoU will be an official partnership between IPC and FWEAN which will allow both the organizations to jointly work on following development activities:
- To promote women entrepreneurship in Nepal irrespective of caste, creed, geography, ethnicity, community, etc aiming towards overall economic growth and financial independence of women.
- To help promote the products and services developed by Nepalese women in different international expo and trade fairs.
- To promote exposer visits for the aspiring women entrepreneurs of Nepal.
- To generate opportunities for women involved in small business to have B2B meetings for their business all over the world.
- To create programs that contribute towards awareness of women empowerment, specially targeting underprivileged group of females in remote areas of Nepal.
- To create awareness regarding gender equality.
- To contribute in education of women by developing specific long term programs by coordinating with various national and international institutions.
- To establish regular health and sanitary programs for the women and their children.
- To provide vocational training programs in the field of making handicrafts, sewing, teaching, basic computer knowledge, accounting, etc.
- To regularly monitor, evaluate and assess the impact of implemented projects.
Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) is the central body of WEAN established in 1989 and looks at establishing subsidiary WEAN chapters in all 75 districts of Nepal thus involving 10% of the 500,000 self-employed women (MSMEs). Based in Kathmandu, FWEAN is a focal point for interaction not only with the government, but also the various national and international women’s organizations.
The Federation ultimately seeks to redefine the perspective of women entrepreneurship – from contribution to economic growth and poverty alleviation towards participation of women at all levels in the socio economic sectors.