In Bhutan BAOWE represents:

South Asian Women Development Forum (Sawdf)

South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) is a SAARC recognized Civil Society Organization with members from 8 SAARC countries and is a member based regional body representing National Women Chambers, entrepreneurs’ associations/organizations; institutions working towards socio economic issues in the SAARC Region. SAWDF membership is based on organizations with extensive work around women’s entrepreneurship.


ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) 

AWEN is a network of business women in the region, operating to exchange knowledge, experience; develop and propose initiatives to promote economic and trade activities in order to enhance gender equality, empower and strengthen entrepreneurship skills for women in ASEAN Community; create favorable environment for female-led enterprises and support for women entrepreneurship in the region.


Across Barriers –International Business Women’s Summit 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal. September, 12, 2017.





ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017), Manila, Philippines.12-14, 2017




International Conference of Women Entrepreneurs 2018:17-18 January 2018(Visakhapatnam, India)

Joint EIF-SAWDF Session on gender mainstreaming, trade facilitation and Women’s Economic Empowerment.


Ms. Pramila Acharya Rijal, President and Founder (SAWDF)





SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC)

SCWEC was established on March 29, 2001 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the objective of developing and promoting women entrepreneurs in the South Asian region. The Council works towards facilitating co-operation and networking among the women entrepreneurs of the SAARC region. It is an effective platform for strengthening the intra-regional development of women entrepreneurship for economic development thus helping to exchange information on entrepreneurial skills and building trade links among the women of the SAARC region.

Ms.  Rifa Mustapha, Chairperson of SCWEC





LDC Watch

LDC Watch is a global network of national, regional and international civil society organizations (CSOs), alliances and movements based in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), defined by the United Nations (UN). It acts as a coordinating body for LDC civil society to advocate, campaign and network for the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for LDCs for the Decade 2011-2020 and other Internationally Agreed Development Goals (IADGs) such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the past and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) going into the future. The IPoA was adopted by the Fourth UN Conference on LDCs (LDC-IV) held in Turkey in 2011.

Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator of LDC Watch.