KATHMANDU, APRIL 8
The federal government has published the operating procedure of the Women Entrepreneurship Facilitation Center (2021) to make women economically successful and independent through employment and self-employment.
It also provides for gender equality and the empowerment of women as an important tool for the development of the country.
According to the procedure, a center for promoting women’s entrepreneurship will be set up and operated in local units to help women use their skills and creations by receiving the necessary financial and technical support.
It has also set the criteria for selecting local levels to set up and operate the center.
“The local levels that have taken the initiative to commercialize industrial activities and have the potential to have the necessary raw materials and entrepreneurship, have more women entrepreneurs and have access to banks and financial institutions will be prioritized for the establishment and operation of the center.” Procedure says.
According to the procedure, the center will be set up as part of the women’s and children’s section of the local level office.
The head of department will act as the central person of the center.
The center will provide information about entrepreneurship leadership opportunities and help women test, label, package, brand, price, certify and accredit the goods they make.
The center will also help women obtain discounted loans from banks and financial institutions to encourage entrepreneurship.
The process also provided for the appointment of a nine-member committee, headed by the deputy head of the community / rural community, to set up and manage the center at the local level.
The committee will conclude an agreement with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training or other organizations recognized by the Nepalese government on the implementation of qualification measures for women.
A version of this article appears in print for the Himalayan Times on April 9, 2021.