KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs' Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) has bagged the Gold Award for the Community Service/Development Project Award 2016 from International Project Management Association (IPMA), Poland.
IPMA is the World's first project management association, founded in 1965, according to a press release issued by the FWEAN. "Their national associations collaborate to advance their profession's achievements in project and business success," it adds.
The project presented to the competition was about formalizing and strengthening of women enterprises through a Business Clinic, which was implemented by FWEAN from March - September 2016 with the support of International Labour Organization - Way out of Informality Project (ILO WOI Project), according to the release.
The project is aimed at formalizing and strengthening women-led SMEs in Nepal, enhancing capacity of women-led SMEs for entrepreneurship development, and facilitating them in business planning, marketing, establishing linkages with banks, among others.
The program was focused in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts, the release added.
The award will be handed over to FWEAN in Kathmandu on Saturday.