International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 Kicks Off in Nepal!

The event will most likely see delegates from nearly 27 countries
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International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 Kicks Off in Nepal!

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:

  • Multiple collaborations and partnerships with a consortium of international organizations
  • 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)

Under various programs, the event will see special sessions on:

  • Women Entrepreneurship Development
  • Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa and the MENA regions
  • Role of Institutions in Fostering Women Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Inclusive Trade & Industrialization
  • Leveraging Technology for Women Entrepreneurship Development
  • Sustainable Tourism for Socio-Economic Development
  • Importance of Including Businesses Women in Value Chains

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.

Khatmandu International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018

Womens Summit 2018

As per the organizers, the Summit will end on September 05, 2018 with the signing of MoUs and key announcements on new collaborations.

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