Women Business Forum 2022 “Gender-Smart Financing to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurial Potential in the MENA region”
20-21 July 2022 in hybrid format (Barcelona, Spain)
UNIDO is joining forces with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) to co-organize the 2022 UfM-UNIDO Women Business Forum 2022, which is scheduled to take place on 20 and 21 July in Barcelona, Spain under a hybrid format. This year’s edition will be held under the theme “Gender-Smart Financing to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurial Potential in the Middle East and North Africa region”.
It will provide the opportunity to discuss gender-smart financing to empower women as entrepreneurs, traders, workers, and professionals, as well identify financial inequalities that remain gender-based. It will also discuss which models and good practices should be disseminated to ensure that women-led businesses can be an engine and growth and job opportunities for women and girls of the MENA region.
The 2022 UfM-UNIDO Women Business Forum will include an Online Networking Meeting open to stakeholders from the MENA region and beyond.
Forum will also include the following activities: Two round tables with the participation of high-level international decision-makers and experts from the public and private sectors; field visit to women-led companies in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (Spain); two capacity building workshops for women entrepreneurs aiming to improve their access to finance; an online networking meeting organized by the MENA Women Business Club, which is a joint UfM/UNIDO initiative.
For more information, contact dta [at] unido.org
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