- Gender Samvaad Event
- Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)
Gender Samvaad Event
- Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development has launched a platform called ‘Gender Samvaad’.
- Gender Samvaad is a joint initiative of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) and the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) at LEAD.
- It is organized as a bi-monthly webinar that will provide states with opportunities to exchange knowledge on:
- Understanding gender interventions globally.
- Creating a ‘gender knowledge repository’ with resources to design and implement gender interventions.
- The Gender Samvaad webpage is an open knowledge repository, hosted by IWWAGE.
Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)
- Flagship scheme of Ministry of Rural Development.
- Objective: Central Sponsored Scheme that aims at eliminating rural poverty through building strong institutions for the poor & providing livelihood to poors.
- Centrally Sponsored Schemes are jointly funded by the Centre and states.
Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE)
- It is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not for profit society registered under the Societies Act).
- Aim: build on existing research and generate new evidence on women’s economic empowerment.
- It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)
- It is an intergovernmental food standards body, set up in May 1963.
- It was established jointly by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), within the framework of the Joint Food Standards Programme.
- Objective: To protect consumer’s health and ensure fair practices in food trade.
- Members: Currently, 189 members (188 UN member countries and the European Union).
- India became a member in 1964.
- Timor-Leste is the latest country to join it in 2018.
- Voluntary in nature, Codex standards can be general or specific and are recognised by WTO Agreements as reference standards for international trade and trade dispute settlement.
- Meeting: Once a year alternating between Geneva and Rome.
- Funding: Through regular budgets of WHO and FAO with all work subject to approval of the two governing bodies of the parent organizations.
- Recently, the 5th session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) has been inaugurated inorder to harmonize Codex standards for spices products in global trade.
- CCSCH was formed in 2013 under CAC.