Reema Nanavaty

Reema Nanavaty

Director
Rural Organising and Economic Development, SEWA

Reema Nanavaty has been working with the SEWA since over 35 years expanding its membership to over 1.5 million members, making it the single largest union of informal sector women workers. Reema facilitated rebuilding lives and livelihoods of 60000 earthquake affected rural women and 40000 riot-affected members. She is leading the rehabilitation programs in Afghanistan and in Srilanka; providing vocational training in rural livelihood security to war-affected widows. Reema oversees 4813 self-help groups (SHG), 160 co-operatives and 15 economic federations, pan India including 16 states, and also in 7 South-Asian countries, focusing on women’s economic empowerment by building women owned enterprises, building women led supply chains, introducing modern ICT-based tools and facilitating Green-Energy initiatives and livelihoods. Reema is currently member of the Advisory Council on Gender of the World Bank Group. She was also a member of International Labor Organization’s High-Level Global Commission on Future of Work.

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