HP and U.S. Embassy partner to build skills and empower women

A delegation from the United States Embassy visited Himachal Pradesh University on Tuesday to discuss ways to partner in various areas, including skills development and women’s empowerment.

The United States Embassy delegation was led by Catherine Fischer and Joy King and visited the Biotechnology Incubation Center (BIC-HPU) at HP University.

The university was represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sikander Kumar, along with other officers, while the state government was represented by Deepika Khatri, executive director of the Department’s State Entrepreneur Development Center. Of the industry.

State officials and the US delegation discussed various issues related to mutually beneficial areas, especially entrepreneurship development, skills development, livelihood opportunities in addition to several issues related to empowerment. women.

The delegation of the United States was impressed with the progress made by the Center in encouraging start-up activities and the developed prototypes were also presented to the delegates.

After the visit, Catherine explained the specific areas where the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs managed by the Nexus space of the US Embassy, ​​OGPQ can contribute.

She also discussed other possibilities to organize resource persons, experts in specific fields, women’s safety in the workplace and other online and offline aids, in addition to exploring other areas of mutual interest.

The delegation of the United States was very impressed with the overall growth and current functioning of the university and hoped that in the future more possibilities would be explored.

HP University Vice Chancellor Professor Sikandar Kumar appreciated the efforts of the biotechnology incubator and assured full support for future activities that will help the university and the state to grow faster and to find better opportunities for fainting.

Mara R. Wilmoth