New Energy Nexus Vietnam is excited to announce the launch of the Women’s Agribusiness Climate Adaptation Accelerator, a program that forms part of the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
This initiative is a testament to our commitment to tackling climate change and creating positive outcomes for local communities, with a particular emphasis on empowering women. In collaboration with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the accelerator is one of four new business partnerships launched under the BPP Climate Adaptation Partnerships in the Mekong Delta in November 2023.
The BPP Climate Adaptation Partnerships in the Mekong Delta aim to support the joint efforts of Vietnam and Australia in addressing the challenges posed by climate adaptation. By partnering with inclusive businesses operating in the agriculture sector, these partnerships seek to develop sustainable business models while delivering vital social, gender equality, and development benefits to the Mekong communities. The Women’s Agribusiness Climate Adaptation Accelerator is a key component of this initiative, focusing on empowering women entrepreneurs to overcome climate change-related obstacles and contribute to the region’s resilience.
The Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) supports strategic development outcomes by facilitating partnerships between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and inclusive, commercially-sustainable businesses. Since its inception in 2016, the BPP has fostered 16 business partnerships in Vietnam, with seven specifically located in the Mekong Delta. These partnerships prioritize gender equality, disability inclusion, social integration, and climate impact, promoting sustainable development and positive change.
The Women’s Agribusiness Climate Adaptation Accelerator is a testament to the BPP’s commitment to gender equality and social inclusion. By providing tailored training, mentorship, access to finance, small grants, and networking opportunities, the accelerator aims to empower women entrepreneurs in the Mekong Delta. Through this targeted support, women-led enterprises will be better equipped to navigate climate change challenges, build resilience, and contribute to the economic and social well-being of the region.
As we launch the Women’s Agribusiness Climate Adaptation Accelerator, we invite all stakeholders, including women entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and the community, to join us in creating a sustainable and inclusive future for the Mekong Delta. By harnessing the power of partnerships and supporting women-led enterprises, we can drive positive change, strengthen local economies, and enhance the region’s resilience in the face of climate change.
The launch of the Women’s Agribusiness Climate Adaptation Accelerator under the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in the Mekong Delta signifies a significant step towards empowering women entrepreneurs and addressing climate change. This initiative aligns with the joint efforts of Vietnam and Australia to create sustainable, inclusive, and resilient communities. Together, through collaboration and targeted support, we can unlock the potential of women-led enterprises and pave the way for a brighter and more sustainable future in the Mekong Delta.
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