AVPN March Webinar: Empowering Livelihoods for Women and Climate Change

01 April 2017


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Women in Asia, especially among poor communities, face significant economic, social and cultural barriers in securing livelihoods. They are inhibited by their socio-economic status, cultural norms as well as their low awareness about markets, making it a high-barrier to entry for women to work and earn in sustainable livelihoods.

What are the realities, barriers and opportunities for establishing women-based livelihoods in Asia? How can women’s contributions to climate change mitigation and development be measured and used to promote their empowerment?

Through this webinar Sattva, Smart Power India and WOCAN:

  • Provided the landscape for livelihoods and self-employment for women in Asia
  • Discussed community to market approaches around identified market needs
  • Explained how the W+ Standard can be applied to recognize and reward contributions made by women to create sustainable environments


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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