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Trainings, to increase the socio-economic activity of women in society, continue in the Republic of Karakalpakstan

Republic of Karakalpakstan: Kungrad (23-25 ​​August), Bozatau (26-28 August), Muynak (6-8 September) - UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, together with the Ministry for Support of Mahalla and Family, continue a series of trainings aimed at reducing the vulnerability of unemployed and unskilled young girls and women through empowering strategies, increasing the awareness of opportunities and rights, and developing basic entrepreneurial skills.

 

18 women leaders from three districts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, who were selected on a competitive basis and who passed the first round of trainings on "Fundamentals and skills of female entrepreneurship to bolster socio-economic activity of women in society" in August 2021 in Nukus, began to train other women from communities, strengthening the skills needed for the creation of new entrepreneurial opportunities. 50 girls and women are trained in Kungrad, 35 in Bozatausky district, and 35 participants in Muynaksky district.

 

This training is part of a joint program run in collaboration with UNFPA, UNDP and FAO, titled ‘’Unleashing young people’s and vulnerable citizens’ creativity and innovation by strengthening their adaptive capacity to address the economic and food insecurities in the exposed communities of the Aral Sea region’’ with support from the Ministry for Support of Mahalla and Family. The program is part of wider activities, funded by the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan, to address challenges caused by the drying up of the Aral Sea and by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the three northern regions of Karakalpakstan: Muynak, Bozatau and Kungrad.

 

The training is expected to increase the economic activity of women, stimulate the development of entrepreneurship among vulnerable women through special training programs; build capacity and teamwork skills; strengthen confidence, social skills and knowledge of family planning; explore aspects of gender equality, family budget planning; strengthen entrepreneurial skills and business plan development, as well as foster the creation of an income-generating individual, or family, business.