“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, BAOWE believes that it is an opportune time to reassess its role in the face of the deepest recession experienced globally with a devastating impact on women entrepreneurs in particular. It is important that we examine how this economic recession, in the next ten years would impact women entrepreneurs in Bhutan. Hence BAOWE has made an in-depth realignment of its activities and plans in order to focus on meeting its vision of providing safeguards and support to women entrepreneurs in Bhutan.” Damchae Dem, Founder/CEO, BAOWE.

Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs is a Non-Profit Organization registered under Bhutan CSO Act 2007 in April 2010 with the aim of reaching out to marginalized members of society mainly single mothers and informal sector.

The BAOWE 2021-2031 Organization Strategy identifies opportunities with specific activities for further empowerment of women entrepreneurs in Bhutan. BAOWE's focus for next decade will be on:

  • 1. Creating stronger access to finance
  • 2. Promoting women entrepreneur's integration in sustainable global value chains including digital networks and e-commerce
  • 3. Strengthen business support services in both rural and urban areas
  • 4. Create a gender-disaggregated database for an inclusive policy intervention

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BAOWE endeavors to create a vibrant business environment for women, involving a broad partnership of actors, enablers, contributors and innovators to open opportunities for women and men with a special focus on the poor, disadvantaged, disabled and marginalized.



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