CHTDF showcased in Europe Day Celebrations
The CHT Development Facility took part in the Europe Day Celebrations last Thursday, 9th May 2013. CHTDF participated in the Europe Day exhibition along with various other projects funded by EU and its member states. This year’s Europe Day Celebration Exhibition showcased a selection of Women Rights projects where CHTDF highlighted its work on gender mainstreaming since its inception. CHTDF which works primarily with bringing positive changes to the lives and livelihoods of ethnic communities with special attention to indigenous women drew much attention from the guests at the reception.
The CHTDF stall at the exhibition attracted a lot of attention including ambassadors, development partners and heads of missions. Mr William Hanna, Ambassador EU Delegation and Fabrizio Senesi, Head of Governance EU, were impressed with CHTDFs presentation and specially highlighted CHTDF to the Foreign Minister, Ms Dipu Moni. Ms Dipu Moni also spent quite some time with Ms Rubaiyat Siddique from CHTDF project, discussed various issues including how CHTDF was enabling women’s’ empowerment in the hill tracts. Representatives from other EU embassies also visited CHTDF stall and enquired about the project.