||The Project should commit more time and resources to developing the knowledge and skills women need to form SHGs and develop and sustain income generating activities.
Some abandoned women may need basic literacy, numeracy, and financial literacy skills before other WEE activities. Others may be ready for helping to set up a small business or learning a skill, and how to manage money and connect with suppliers, sellers, and business associations. All WEE activities also need to have a component that addresses life skills, including her rights, gender and power, health relationships, decision-making, problem-solving, and more.
UN Women should continue to apply the ILO adult learning models for capacity building. Capacity building should be delivered using adult learning models as many women’s reading and comprehension levels are very low, and training should be offered in stages, including basic/entry level trainings and more advanced training for women who have an interest in furthering their learning to advance their income generating activities further. Women should also be provided with training and skills building related their particular income generating activities (e.g., sewing, cattle breeding, milk processing, fruit process, weaving, and more) so that they can expand and enhance their production knowledge and skills and learn from others with technical expertise in the area they are working.