Kerala Gender Park CEO invited to UN’s WEPs annual event

Friday, Mar 11, 2016,16:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Gender Park CEO Dr P T M Sunish will take part in United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) annual event, a programme focused on gender equality and business, to be held in New York from March 15. He has been invited to the event, organised by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, considering his contributions in the fields of gender equality and empowerment, a release said here.

The two-day event is aimed at bringing together inspirational business leaders and innovative female entrepreneurs with civil society and the UN to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. The meeting, comprising high-level panels and interactive sessions, will examine how companies around the world are implementing the WEPs and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sunish, also the Managing Director of Kerala Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC), has conceptualised several social innovative initiatives of the state government like all-women taxi cab network ‘She-Taxi’, ‘Sandesh One’, touted as the largest social entrepreneur network of women and ‘Reach’, finishing school for women in the government sector. Billed as the country’s first 24×7 taxi network by women for women, ‘She-Taxi’ recently bagged the Chief Ministers Award for Innovation in Public Policy 2014.

Participants, through high-level panels and interactive sessions, will delve into how diverse companies around the world are implementing the Womens Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.