Women in Local Governance conference was held on the eve of International Women’s Day

Women in Local Governance conference was held on the eve of International Women’s Day

On March 7, Women in Local Governance conference took place in Yerevan. Held on the eve of International Women’s Day, the conference was aimed at discussing and covering the territorial administration reform in Armenia and the political engagement of women in local decision-making bodies.

Government officials, representatives of international organisations as well as recognised international experts attended the conference. Short films on women economic empowerment and women in local self-governance were screened.

The Conference was supported by GIZ Good Local Governance Programme South Caucasus in cooperation with the Council of Europe and UNDP.

“The program addresses the need to increase the role of women in local and regional politics through strengthening the capacities of female local politicians and encouraging women's participation in local decision-making processes”, - said Klaus Wendelberger, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Germany in Armenia.

The Good Local Governance Programme South Caucasus is implemented by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In Armenia it is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and carried out in close cooperation with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development.