The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) launched intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Master Trainers in New Delhi.
It is capacity building program organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) of WCD Ministry. It aims to train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March 2018.
It is for first time ever initiative of this scale has been taken up to train EWRs who will go out and administer villages professionally. The training two lakh women sarpanches across country under this program will help to bring important changes such as to create model villages. It also will help prepare women as political leaders of future. The training will also include simple engineering skills to give them insight into women’s issues as well as focus on education and financial matters.
The Capacity building of EWRs is critical to empower women to participate effectively in governance processes. This program will help them assume leadership roles expected of them and guide their villages towards a more prosperous future. .