By Lorina Sthapit and Mona Mehta
“What will these village women do or say in such a high level conference? Look at their photos[on visa application], it doesn’t look like they will understand anything, let alone contribute.” – Anonymous government official
Rural enterprise development is a key to poverty alleviation in Nepal as the government’s 13th development plan includes micro-enterprise development as part of strategy for poverty reduction.
Mayaboti Coach, a 46-year old farmer, lives in Rangtia village, which is located at the Northern border of Bangladesh. She is a member of an indigenous group referred to as the “Coach” community.
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At the end of the year, world leaders will meet in Paris to make decisions about how to deal with climate change. One of these decisions is whether they will commit to adaptation funds or money that will help developing nations to adapt to climate change from the year 2020, onwards- which they’re calling the adaptation goal.
The huge, warm Dhaka University Hall is packed and vibrant with over a thousand guests from across South Asia on May 30. Bangladesh Prime Minister Hon’ble Sheikh Hasina MP herself just opened the regional conference. A prominent government leader, her commitment to the right to food is a welcome shot in the arm, energizing us after a long wait in sweltering heat.