Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Women and Leadership

G1The training programme on ‘Sharing Best Practices & Experiences on Women and Leadership’, was held from 19th – 23rd September 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The training was attended by 18 participants, representing 13 Colombo Plan member countries.

The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by the Minister of Women, Ms. Yohana Susana Yembise, Senior Advisor to Minister of State Secretariat, Mr. Wisnu S Muchidin, Deputy Governor of East Java , Mr. Shofwan and Director, Gender Affairs Program, Colombo Plan, Mrs. Bandana Shrestha.

The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by the Minister of Women, Ms. Yohana Susana Yembise, Senior Advisor to Minister of State Secretariat, Mr. Wisnu S Muchidin, Deputy Governor of East Java , Mr. Shofwan and Director, Gender Affairs Program, Colombo Plan, Mrs. Bandana Shrestha.

This is one of its series of workshops designed under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Indonesia and the Colombo Plan on South-South and Triangular Cooperation Program under the Gender Affairs Program to share Indonesian experiences in improving the status of women through implementing its gender mainstreaming strategies and gender responsive policies and programs.

Field visit to Dolly Street, Surabaya

Field visit to Dolly Street, Surabaya

The objective of this training program was to provide a platform for participants of Colombo Plan member countries to share their program initiatives, challenges and issues in prompting women’s leadership and empowerment.

Participants observing women making Batik with hot wax

Participants observing women making Batik with hot wax

The five day program was a mix of in-class sessions and field visits. The class sessions were designed to share the philosophy, policies, strategies and main activities of women empowerment and the role of women in politics, economics and media. During the field visit, participants were given the opportunity to observe and discus directly with the implementing agencies and communities who manage the programs about the benefits and constraints they face in running the programs.

Participants visiting a shoe making factory run by women

Participants visiting a shoe making factory run by women

The program was held in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia – Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of  Women’s  Empowerment and Child Protection and the respective Local Governments in Indonesia.

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