Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming at India’s Land Ports
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Capacity Building Workshop


“Gender Mainstreaming at India’s Land Ports”

Date: December 18-19, 2023, Venue: Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


Day 1, 18th December, 2023 (Monday)


11.00 am Welcome Remarks by Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Inaugural Remarks by Aditya Mishra, Chairman, LPAI

11.15 am


Context Setting with Focus on the Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Trade Facilitation

Lead – Soo Hyun Kim, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, UNESCAP

12.00 pm


Session 1: Entry Points for Gender Lens Assessment of Land Ports in India

Presentation by Sanjana Joshi, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session 2: Information and Port Amenities

Lead – Shravani Prakash, Consultant, ICRIER

3.00 pm Session 3: Safety Set-up

Lead – Sanjana Joshi, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

4.00 pm Tea/Coffee Break
4.10 pm Session 4: Cargo Processing – Mechanisation & Digitisation

Lead – Sudip Dey, Honorary Secretary, Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI)



Day 2, 19th December, 2023 (Tuesday)


10.00 am Session 5: Importance of a Gender Inclusive Workforce

Lead – Mitali Nikore, Consultant, World Bank

11.00 am Tea/Coffee Break
11.15 am Session 6: Interactive Session with Stakeholders on the Need for Gender Mainstreaming at Land Ports

Moderator – Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER


·         Sushma Morthania, Founder Director, SME Forum

·         Dolly Khonglah, Secretary, MEICC, Dawki

·         Suparna Banerjee, SCF International, Kolkata

12.15 pm Session 7: Perspectives from Sea Ports

Lead – Sharmila Amin, Managing Director, Bertling Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.

1.15 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session 8: Global Experiences

Lead – Pamela Ugaz, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Facilitation Section, UNCTAD

3.00 pm Session 9: Gender Mainstreaming through Financial Tools

Lead – Rekha Raikar Kumar, Member (Finance) LPAI

3.45 pm Tea/Coffee Break
4.00 pm Interactive Session with focus on learnings from the capacity building workshop

Moderated by – Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

4.45 pm Distribution of Certificates of Participation

Closing Remarks by Rekha Raikar Kumar, Member (Finance) LPAI

Vote of Thanks by Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

18 Dec, 2024