Nepal is currently witnessing the three-day International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 that kickstarted in Kathmandu on September 03, 2018.
With a theme entitled ‘Equality begins with Economic Empowerment’, the summit aims to bring onto a single platform, many influential women business leaders, international service providers, professionals and organisations, government representatives and other stakeholders to discuss on innovative economic transformation through collaboration.
Inaugurating the event on September 03, 2018, the Vice-President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun stressed on the need for women empowerment in all social, political and economic aspects.
In this regard, he called on for effective public participation to fight violence and illicit acts against women.
The main goal of the summit is to bring together achievers, women business leaders, professionals, international service providers, resource organisations, 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 –South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) in an official release
In its release, SAWDF highlighted key objectives of the Summit as:
Under various programs, the event will see special sessions on:
According to the SAWDF President Pramila Acharya Rijal, the event will most likely see delegates from nearly 27 countries. She expressed hope that the event will act as a platform for various collaborations with international and national organisations.
As per the organizers, the Summit will end on September 05, 2018 with the signing of MoUs and key announcements on new collaborations.