New Resource Centre in Qusar to unleash women’s entrepreneurial potential

Beekeeper Parvana Abdullayeva created her own business in the Kohne Khudat village of Qusar , some 190 km north of Baku , thanks to substantial funding support from the Government of Switzerland. Photo / UNDP Azerbaijan

Qusar, 17 October 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and Switzerland launch an official opening ceremony of a new Women’s Resource Centre in Qusar, 180 km north of Baku, to support women empowerment through entrepreneurship, self-employment and community development.

The centre in Qusar is one of three regional centres created for women in rural areas within the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus[1] funded by Switzerland through its Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The other two centres are based in the Khazar region of Baku[2] and in Sabirabad.

This regional initiative worth USD 637,000 is part of a three-year UN Joint Project between UN Women and UNDP, that will continue until 2021. In Azerbaijan, the project is carried out by UNDP in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs.

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