35 men and women entrepreneurs from District Swat participated in “Islamabad Handicrafts and Women Entrepreneurs' exhibition held in Islamabad. The entrepreneurs from Swat displayed dried Red Persimmon, Black Persimmon, handmade jewelry and handicrafts. Besides enormous linkages development with a wide range of stakeholders, the entrepreneurs sold products of worth 221,000 PKR during the exhibition. The entrepreneurs are being trained under the Government of Australia funded GEF project and EU funded PEACE project. The exhibition was organized by Islamabad Chamber of commerce.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.