More than 80 market vendor executives from 12 markets across Fiji met in Nadi for the Markets for Change (M4C) project’s second Networking and Learning Forum.
The Market for Change (M4C) project is an UN Women initiative funded by the Australian Government with UNDP as an implementation partner.
This 6 year initiative (2014 – 2019) aims to ensure that marketplaces in rural and urban areas in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In targeting female market vendors at marketplaces, the M4C project will contribute to the broader Pacific Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) result of secure, productive and sustainable work opportunities for women.
As part of the M4C project executives of Market Vendor Associations are coming together to discuss issues and suggest recommendations to improve market operations and the economic empowerment of vendors.
The forum is an opportunity for Market Vendor Association executives to learn from each other through open direct dialogue.
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