Women vendors attend leadership training

Update: 1:34PM ABOUT 13 female market vendors were part of a week-long leadership training organised by UN Women in Lautoka last week.

Vendors
from across the Western Division participated in the training which was conducted
under UN Women’s Markets for Change project.

Acting
project manager in Fiji, Preeya Leli, said the women, who were members of the
Lautoka Market Vendors Association, were trained on a number of disciplines.

This
included leadership and negotiation, gender, conflict resolution, customer
service and finance.

“The
women represented both urban and rural vendors from province of Ra, the
highlands of Nadroga and interior Ba as well as a representative who uses the
women’s accommodation centre at the Lautoka market,” she said.

“UN
Women Markets for Change Project in partnership with the Commonwealth Local
Government Forum (CLGF) will provide training to both – market vendors
associations and the Municipal Council staff.”

The vendors
were also presented with their certificates at the conclusion of training
yesterday