Ministry of Economic Development has announced that 40 opportunities are open for the public to participate in training programmes in the field of food processing or handicrafts, under the “Strengthening the Livelihood Initiative of Homebased Workers in the SAARC Region,” The Project Objective is “To strengthen the livelihoods of poor home based workers living in the region primarily through awareness and exposure to development, capacity building, intensive training and gaining a fair share of mainstream market”. In addition; through SAARC Development fund’s support, it has brought the women home based workers together in the region.
SABAH supports home based artisans to improve upon and diversify their skills, train them in Comprehensive customized Product and Design Development, and educate them in marketing skills. Under this programme an artisans’ company called ‘SABAH (South Asia Business Associates for Homebased workers) has been established in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is moving towards establishment in other SAARC countries namely Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives.
The deadline for receiving completed applications is 2 September 2012
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