INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT: (BY SAWDF)
South Asian Women Development Forum is organizing the International Women Entrepreneurs Summit- 2018 with the theme “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment” scheduled for 3rd to 5th September, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The main goal of the summit is to bring together achievers, women business leaders, professionals, international service providers, resource organizations, relevant sectoral experts, government representatives and other stakeholders from various fields, with a focus on innovative economic transformation through cutting- edge discussions and collaborations.
The summit will be participated by delegates from the People’s Republic of China, SAARC, ASEAN, EU, African and the Arab regions.
The International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 was inaugurated by the Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on September 3, 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, Nepal’s Vice President emphasised upon empowering women in all areas including social, political and economic. He also expressed concern over increasing violence against women and highlighted the need for public efforts to eliminate it.
The three-day event is being organised by the South Asian Women Development Forum.
Following are some of the key objectives of the Summit:
- To address the challenges associated with advancing and promoting gender responsive trade facilitation policies.
- To promote business women through policy sharing for actionable reforms which can be developed as regional instruments for advocating the economic issues of women.
- To create a more efficient, effective channel to identify, develop, and scale high-potential women entrepreneurs.
- Learning and replication of an entrepreneurial model projects.
- B2B meetings with suppliers and manufacturers in the textile sector (Pashmina and felt).
The event will see special sessions on topics including women entrepreneurship development, promoting economic empowerment of women in Africa and the Mena regions, role of institutions in fostering women entrepreneurship, gender inclusive trade and industrialisation, leveraging technology for women entrepreneurship development, sustainable tourism for socio-economic development and importance of including businesses women in value chains.
The South Asian Women Development Forum, is incorporated under the Organization Registration Act 1977, is an autonomous, non-profit organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
SAWDF was granted the status of SAARC Recognized Body by the 36th Session of the SAARC Council Ministers at the 18th SAARC Summit which was held in Kathmandu on 24th of November 2014.
South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) with a SAARC Recognized Body status is a member based regional body representing national women entrepreneurs’ associations/organizations; institutions working towards the economic issues of women entrepreneurs in the SAARC Region. SAWDF membership is based on organizations with extensive work around women’s entrepreneurship.