"Entrepreneurship promotes women empowerment," says Hima Upadhyay
My experience as a woman entrepreneur is that entrepreneurship and women empowerment are tied to one another. Women can become entrepreneurs.
Karnali Utsav (Karnali Festival) is a three-day idea festival organized by the Hriti Foundation every year in Surkhet, the capital of Karnali. This open debate is focused on the sustainable economic development of Karnali, socio-cultural identity and the road map for building a prosperous Karnali. The festival is being supported by the Karnali State Government, various local level governments of Karnali and the corporate sector.
Hriti Foundation has been conducting various research on issues such as free market economy, economic rights of individuals, rule of law and financial accountability. Foundation has been publishing different publications where policy alternatives for building a prosperous Karnali are include.
Let’s Speak is a regular discussion program on economic-political issues of Karnali Province. This event is held on the first and third wednesday of every month.
'Sawal Uddyamiko' is a discussion series which aims to portray the entrepreneurial journey of an entrepreneur. This event is held every second and the last Wednesday of the month.
Hriti Foundation is a public policy think tank based in the Karnali Province of Nepal.
With the changed context of federalism, the sub-national governments have started the process of formulation of new policies. However, since these sub-national governments did not exist in the past and do not have prior experience that they can reflect on to employ these new powers endowed upon them, Hriti Foundation tapped this opportune moment to build a think tank to inform the policymakers and to connect the civil society with their representatives. Among the seven provinces of Nepal, Karnali, although the largest one with 10 districts and 79 local governments, is the most backward province both economically and geographically. Therefore, there remains huge prospect for development that Hriti aspires to capitalize upon. Up until now, the foundation has worked with more than 25 out of 40 provincial assembly members.