Inception Workshop on Strengthening National Commission for Advancement of Women Network in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

 MPWT is the recipient of Technical Assistance from the Asian Development Bank with the support of National Commission for Advancement of Women (NCAW). This project aims to strengthen the capacity of NCAW to support line ministries in effective implementation of gender-sensitive planning, monitoring and evaluation. The project cost is $ 225,000 and will be implemented over 18 months (2013-1024).

On 12 February 2013, at MPWT meeting Room, the Inception Workshop for TA-8139 LAO: Strengthening National Commission for Advancement of Women Network in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, was held to introduce the technical assistance team to departmental heads and DAW Sub-CAW representatives, present the team’s work plan, activities and timeline for implementation of the project. The Inception Workshop was chaired by Mr. Lattanamany Khounyvong, Vice Minister of MPWT, and President of Sub-CAW and co-chaired by Mr.Chong Chi Nai, Country Director, Lao Resident Mission, ADB. The participants included representatives from Asian Development Bank LRM, NCAW, Sub-CAW, Sub-sub Commission for Advancement of Women (CAW), and Division for Advancement of Women (DAW). The number of participants are 62 persons, 33 women and 29 men. After the  presentation of project objectives, outputs, work plan, activities and timeline of the project, the participants also provided comments and questions to the consultant team for improving the work plan.


This Inception Workshop is a bench mark in implementing the activities of the project as mentioned above, and the NCAW network of MPWT was honored to see such high level commitment to gender mainstreaming and the project, provided by both the Vice Minister of MPWT and the ADB Country Director, who both participated in the entire workshop.

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