NEWKD launch new programme ‘Women Active in Society’ for Women Farmers, Producers and Entrepreneurs

Press Release for Immediate Release – 18th May 2021


NEWKD launch new programme ‘Women Active in Society’ for Women Farmers, Producers and Entrepreneurs


Today (18th May 2021) NEWKD in partnership with Trakt Piastów of Wielka Polska (Greater Poland) have launched a new programme entitled ‘Women Active in Society – Transnational Development Programme’. This training programme aims to increase awareness and fuller participation of women in the north, east and west Kerry area under three key themes: Farming, Local Producing and Business.


The programme will be launched in late June via three virtual training seminars. This programme is unique from others in that it is a trans-national initiative, built in collaboration with a similar group of women based in Poland. The programme will involve training sessions and group project work here in Kerry. The programme will also involve exchange visits, with Polish women hosted in Kerry, and women from north, east and west Kerry will traveling to Poland. The exchange is designed to improve our networks, learn from each other and build relationships that will allow women to grow their business.


Speaking about the programme, John Loughrey from NEWKD said “This programme will support women to take a more active role in society through increasing engagement and participation across each cohort and in connection with our partners in Poland. We feel this unique offering will have a significant impact on those who are selected to participate.”


The programme will be delivered in Ireland by The Entrepreneurs Academy and delivered online initially, with plans for face to face group sessions in August, September and October.


“Participants will have the opportunity to meet, share and learn from each other (in Kerry and Poland) under the leadership of our content experts who will support you on a journey of growth for both you and your business. We are delighted to be able to bring this programme to you in partnership with Trakt Piastów.” Said John Stack, Chairperson at NEWKD.


The programme will launch in June. To learn more and sign up, head over to or contact John on 0857417396. The programme is free of charge due to funding from the EU under the LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, but spaces are limited.



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