Australia funds women economic empowerment in Northwest region
18:22 | 13/08/2016
VGP - Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja announced a project on “Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agriculture Value Chain Enhancement” (WEAVE) in Ha Noi on August 12.  

Accordingly, the Australian Government will fund AUD2.5 million (US$1.9 million) for the project for a consortium of three Non-Governmental Organizations including the SNV Netherlands Development Organization, CARE and Oxfam International.

It will be realized from 2016- 2019 in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Bac Kan. 
The project will help improve the livelihoods for over 1,800 people in the two provinces by providing them with marketing skills, financial knowledge, business planning, negotiation ability and legal understanding.

The project will pave the way for new programs of Australia to improve women’s economic status in the Northwest region in the future, said Ms. Natasha Stott Despoja.

By Thuy Dung

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