Gender equality is an essential component of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Equitable access to more and better jobs in rural areas enable rural women and men to become effective economic actors and engines of growth, as well as conservers of the natural environment. During the various Share Fair sessions, participants will be exposed to inspiring stories on:
- innovative ways of empowering and building women's capacity
- promoting gender-sensitive financial services
Promotion of gender-sensitive practices for inventory credit (61)
This session will highlight the good practices that contribute to making inventory credit equally accessible to all women and men, especially the most vulnerable. You will hear about two cases in Burkina Faso and Niger where inventory credit is practiced and learn how farmer organizations, decentralized financial institutions, advisory service providers, and others participated to document this process. You will also learn about how this initiative has been using mobile phones and radio listener’s’ as an innovative way of sharing knowledge among community members.