WCD Deptt holds workshop cum training on ‘Integration of Women with Technology’

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: A one day State level workshop cum capacity building training on ‘Integration of Women with Technology’ was organized by the Department of Women and Child Development, GoAP under project Amazon –Saheli at Pare hall, DK Convention Centre here today.

Amazon Saheli is an Amazon initiative to bring to the fore locally made products from women entrepreneurs in India. It is a program to enable women to become successful sellers on Amazon. Under Amazon Saheli, women entrepreneurs/artisans will get necessary logistical support and capacity building training for selling their products online through e- commerce platform.

Director WCD T P Loyi, in her keynote address, asked the participants from different districts of the State to take advantage of this online platform which will empower them to take their local products globally by keeping in mind the slogan "Make locally, think globally”.

Attending as resource person, Bidyut Das, programme manager of Amazon India, Bangalore, presented a live demonstration on how to get started selling online in Amazon through Amazon Saheli and its benefits, which will enable sellers to showcase their products and make it available to a larger consumers since Amazon has PAN India presence. Some of the Amazon Saheli benefits are: 1) Subsidized Referral Fee 2) Personalized Training for a Quick Start 3) Account Management Support 4) Imaging and Cataloguing Support 5) Increased Customer Visibility, he said.

Later at an open house discussion and an interactive session held between the participants and the resource person, the participants raised various queries to which the resource person answered and provided with solutions needed to go online.

The participants including women solopreneurs, women-led small businesses and organizations supporting women empowerment, NGOs and SHGs displayed their beautiful creations and products locally made and produced like jewellery, clothes, spices, pickles, hand bags, books, organic tea leaves etc.

CDPO HQs Itanagar DK Thungon, consultants, other officials and staff of the deptt also attended.