Ethiopia in India

Ethiopian artisan women participated at the Dastkar Nature Bazaar and exhibition from 12 – 13 February. This was made possible by SEWA Bharat under the SETU Africa project. WISE facilitated the participation of 6 women and DFID and International Trade Centre supported the event. We acknowledge the great support of, Dr. Genet Zewdie, Ethiopian Ambassador to India.

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WISE successfully completed its assignment subcontracted by USAID- Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development

‘’Women make up nearly half of Ethiopia’s livestock workforce but are mostly engaged in production and care of animals. They have limited participation in livestock marketing and limited access to and control over resources like land, capital, technology and information. As a result, women benefit very little from the income generated through livestock production and trade. ‘’ Taken from the speech delivered by Mr. Gary Robbins, Office Chief EG & T, USAID Ethiopia at the graduation ceremony on 28 February, 2015.

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Training of Trainers (ToT) graduation

One of the three-prong programme strategies of WISE is Strategic Partnership and Learning. WISE partners with like-minded organizations to share learning and promote the replication of good practices. Through this, the expansion of outreach in other parts of the country where WISE is not operational materializes.
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sanitary pads for one year were supplied to 50 school girls

Many school girls miss classes because of lack of sanitary pads. The most vulnerable ones are those who come from low income families, single parents and girls living with their relatives. With the grant received from Sunlight Industrial and Distribution Co.(SIDCO), sanitary pads for twelve months were supplied to 50 school girls that came from two primary schools.

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