MCA - Honduras presented to INAM the advances on the execution of the Gender Plan
Tegucigalpa.- The Rural Development and Environmental and Social Directors of the Millennium Challenge Account – Honduras (MCA), Dr. Fredi Arias and Mr. Gustavo Acosta, respectively, presented the advances in the execution of the Gender Plan within the frame of the Rural Development Project to the Minister of The Women´s National Institute (INAM), Mrs. Selma Estrada.
Mr. Acosta summarized the scopes of the MCA – Honduras Programs, as well as the expectations of the Millennium Challenge Corporation – MCC, concerning the incorporation of gender aspects in the programs and projects that grant resources.
Dr. Arias explained the importance of guidelines for the incorporation of women in the national agricultural development sector, the identification of mechanisms of institutional cooperation, and the possibility of carrying out socialization activities with INAM’s cooperation, all in order to facilitate the inclusion of women farmers as beneficiaries of the Agricultural Training and Development Project (EDA), currently under his direction.
Minister Estrada mentioned the existence of organized women groups willing and disposed to participate in this type of programs, and hoping to comply with all requirements in order to become part of the beneficiaries of the Millennium Challenge Account projects.
The meeting was held in a cordial environment with the final purpose of searching for alliances and contacts to achieve that a greater number of women working in agriculture could have access to the training financed by Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).
Selma Estrada, Minister of INAM, with Fredi Arias and Gustavo Acosta of Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras.
The MCA-H and INAM representatives discussed the importance of incorporating women in Honduras development.