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Local Economic Development Series - Webinar 5 - Shared screen with speaker view
Parmesh Shah
Please start asking questions to the panelists as the presentations are going on. It will enable us to get the panelists to respond. We do not have a traditional Q and A session in the webinar
Elaine Tinsley
For the social entrepreneurs, knowing now what you do, how would you have responded differently. And in particular, what ask would you have made of the government.
Shivanshu Sharma
My question is specific to India but would love to hear the experiences from other panellists too.According to the 6th economic census, women entrepreneurs own over 8 million enterprises in India or about 13 per cent of the total units. The sudden lockdown resulted into closing of these units in India. How do you see them restarting in future? What are the processes or strategies which could be adopted? How does community-based organizations could support in the process? Are there any learnings or previous experiences of rebooting such enterprises and specifically women-led enterprises? I apologize for the big wall of the msg.
Nathalie Kylander
My experience is that being able to pivot in a moment of crisis builds a stronger organization and leadership team over the long term
Samik Das
@Shivanshu please see my attached blog this will provide some specific examples on some efforts that were carried out in the State of Tamil Nadu, India under the Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project. https://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/india-rebooting-tamil-nadus-rural-economy-during-covid-19?CID=WBW_AL_BlogNotification_EN_EXT
Parmesh Shah
Samik, Many thanks for sharing. There are very good lessons from Tamil Nadu on resilient economic recovery
Isabel Guerrero
Thank you Samik
Shivanshu Sharma
Thank you Samik.
Mirai Chatterjee
Shivanshu and All, I hope to answer your question in the last part of this discussion on lessons learned.
Jimena Vallejos (IMAGO)
We will soon move into breakout rooms to continue our discussions. Please assign one team members to share key takeaways using this form: https://forms.gle/dtDtBcBmxLmsL6pW7
Shivanshu Sharma
thanks Mirai.
Jimena Vallejos (IMAGO)
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Nathalie Kylander
This is emerging ion the US too: The Industrial Commons is building worker owned coops - led by two women
Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan
We discussed farming and the links to food security and including the most vulnerable - and the role of women's collectives in preventing hunger/malnutrition - here is a useful reference paper by Bina Agarwal for the colleagues in our small group as well - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X20304393
Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan
And we also discussed domestic violence - another useful research reference in this area - https://www.cgdev.org/publication/covid-19-and-violence-against-women-and-children-third-research-round-16-days-activism
Jacomina de Regt
Structural economic response: ensure that day care is available to enable all women to re-enter the workforce.
Samik Das
The SHG driven institutional platform in India, spear headed the community driven COVID shocks related responses including awareness across millions in rural areas, sustain supply chains, deliver financial services through digital payment gateways, mask production at scale and many more such quick and smart responses...need research work to built further evidence on gender and women leadership on structural shifts that are currently undergoing.
Mirai Chatterjee
absolutely Jacomina. Child care/day care is absolutely critical especially for women and their enterprises. In India, SEWA is leading a national campaign on quality child care for all--good for children and their well-being, their health and education and of course their working parents especially women.
Mirai Chatterjee
Agree Parmeshji. But we need accelerators specifically for collective social enterprises with a long-term approach.
Jimena Vallejos (IMAGO)