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Woman Entrepreneurs’ Association honored with Gold Award


Kathmandu, December 18, 2016: Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) has been awarded with the Gold Award for the Community service/Development Project from International Project Management Association (IPMA), Poland.

The announcement of the award was made on 18 November 2016 in Warsaw, Poland and IPMA President Reinhard Wagner had received the award on behalf of FWEAN. It was handed over to FWEAN on December 17, in Kathmandu.


For the competition, FEWAN had presented its project on formalizing and strengthening of women enterprises through a Business Clinic, which was implemented from March – September 2016 with the support of ILO WOI Project (International Labour Organization – Way out of Informality Project). The project aimed to formalize and strengthen women-led Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) in Nepal, capacitating women led SMEs for entrepreneurship development, business planning, marketing, establishing linkages with banks, orienting them on the importance of registration, facilitating them to be legally registered and build their capacities to enhance their business enterprises. The programme was focused in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts.

IPMA is the World’s first project management association, founded in 1965. The organization’s national associations collaborate to advance their profession’s achievements in project and business success.