After nearly one year and eight months of working remotely and meeting virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the HomeNet International Working Committee, the transitional leadership committee that contributes to building and strengthening HNI, and the Secretariat, reconnected and finally held their first in-person Working Committee meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, from the 18th – 22nd of October, 2022.
Over the course of five days a series of events took place, for instance, Working Committee members participated in the formal inauguration of the first HomeNet South Asia Congress and a Solidarity March around the streets of Kathmandu, celebrating Home-based Workers Day.
HNI Working Committee members and HNI Secretariat celebrated and stood in solidarity with the 60 member organisations from 7 South Asian countries that make up HomeNet South Asia and that represent the home-based workers movement in South Asia.
he main objective of this meeting was to begin preparations for HNI’s Congress which will be held from April 25th to 28th, 2023, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Congress is the highest decision-making body of HomeNet International and is to be held at least every four years.
The HNI Congress, for the first time will bring home-based workers and their representatives from around the world to discuss and deliberate the key thematic areas of their work, showcase their work and products and for the first time elect their governing body through a democratic process.