New year exhibition in Diyarbakır

01 Jan 2009


Hand-made products exhibition of Multi-purpose Community Centers (ÇATOM) was launched on 19 December 2008 at Diyarbakır’s Babil Shopping Center, under the joint project of UNDP and Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA), “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”.

New Horizons - The Deputy Governor of Diyarbakır, Suat Seyitoğlu, opened the exhibition where giftware and souvenirs for the New Year and other products made by handicraft trainers were put on sale. ÇATOM products exhibition, held at the exhibition area that Diyarbakır Babil Shopping Center donated to support the project, ended on 31 December 2008.  

“Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region” pursues a multi-dimensional approach focusing on enhancing institutional capacities and women’s labour market participation, branding of the Southeast Anatolia and developing new sales and marketing opportunities. Project focuses on producing value added products through product development and design assistance, and the sales and marketing of these products. This project aims to empower women in Southeast Anatolia in social and economic life through innovative production-marketing related strategies and re-branding. Through the Project, it is aimed to increase women employment in the Region which also offers technical equipment and training, besides design and marketing support.

This is a follow-up to the UNDP-GAP joint project, “Strengthening Regional Development and Reduction of Socio-Economic Disparities in the GAP Region, Phase II”, which was concluded in November 2007. “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region” is executed by GAP Regional Development Administration with financial support of Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and technical assistance provided by UNDP Turkey.