FLO, the women’s wing of FICCI has partnered with NSDC to empower women through skill training to enhance their employability and promote entrepreneurship. The collaboration between the two organizations will support empowerment of women to create sustainable economic possibilities at different levels – grassroots, medium and senior.
FLO and NSDC will work towards supporting short-term training of women in various sectors such as healthcare, tourism and hospitality among others; and will aid with domestic and overseas placements.
Speaking about the partnership, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD and CEO, NSDC said “Increase of female labor force participation is a key element for the overall economic development of our country. Under Skill India Mission, we are committed to empowering women workforce through gender mainstreaming of skills and providing them with opportunities to become self-reliant. This alliance will enable better employability and livelihood opportunities for women by imparting market-relevant skill training for various job roles.”
Ms. Janabi Phookan, National President, FLO said, “for an Atma Nirbhar Bharat, it is important to take the women along. This is the need for the hour and as a business chamber working towards the goal of inclusive growth, our focus is on the role of women in reviving the economy and making India self-reliant. FLO will be the facilitator in the process and will connect women with the relevant stakeholders, from training in specific verticals for enhancing their livelihood opportunities, increasing their self-awareness as equal partners in the nation’s growth and working towards their economic empowerment.”
The MoU between FLO and NSDC will be under the auspices of the FLO’s 3C initiative. The 3C initiative of FLO will empower women with tools and knowledge that will enable them to become economically independent. This will in turn enhance the perception of women’s contribution to household income and family welfare resulting in sustainable livelihood and increasing women’s participation in household decisions. The 3C initiative complements NSDC’s work on increasing the female labor force participation.
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