Final Validation Workshop on "Scoping exercise for Economic Development of Women-Owned & Women Managed Businesses in Greater Western Peshawar"

A validation workshop in relation to the study was held on the 27th of June, 2022, at Pearl Continental Hotel Peshawar. In the opening remarks, Director General Sustainable Development Unit, Mr. Sohail Ahmad, underlined the significance of KPEC project in the context of economic development, trade, and the role of women in the economic ecosystem. He stressed on the initiatives within the project domain to promote and foster women’s entrepreneurship for the development of livelihood and signified regional integration to spur wider economic developments.

The Project Director Mr. Imran Zahoor, briefed the participants on project interventions and underscored gender mainstreaming within the ambit and scope of the project.

Addressing the study findings and recommendations, regional head of I-consult and Mera Maan, stressed that integration of destination-driven entrepreneurship into the project is important to achieve tangible results along with specific interventions required for women enterprise development.

The Chief Guest MPA Wilson Wazir from Khyber district in his closing remarks pointed out that the current Government is playing a productive role through legislative and institutional frameworks to mainstream women and other marginalized groups in the economic development of the province, He further narrated that the provincial government has taken many steps to protect the rights of the women and transgender community.

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