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Learning Route -- Women’s empowerment, business development and sustainable natural resource management -- Nepal

The Route is hosted by three outstanding Nepalese development initiatives: the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP), the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), and the Nepal Agriculture Co-Operative Central Federation Ltd. (NACCFL). The experiences in the districts of Chitwan and Kapilvastu are successfully generating new opportunities for the rural poor by diversifying their sources of livelihood, recognizing women’s role in network strengthening and enabling pro-rural poor Private-Public Partnerships.

Public and private development institutions and key resource people working in favour of rural communities are invited to participate in the Route. Especially those working on gender equality and women’s empowerment, livelihood improvement, community natural resource management, rural micro-finance, member-based organizations and new businesses development.

Applications are welcome before the 19th of November. Early applications are encouraged for an early confirmation.