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Upcoming Webinar on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in the Indian Ocean Rim region

  • Theme of Event

    Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Venue
  • Date
    26 – 26 Nov 2019

What are the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)?  How do companies promote them?  How are they relevant to the Indian Ocean Rim region?  If you want to know the answers to these questions, mark the second IORA webinar on the WEPs in your diary for 26 November 2019.


This will be the third webinar in the series on Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) organized by UN Women, with the support of the Australian Government, and in cooperation with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretariat. This webinar will focus on implementing Women’s Empowerment Principle 5: Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices. Guest speakers will be invited to discuss their efforts to implement this WEP with a focus on gender-responsive procurement practices to expand business relationships with women-owned enterprises, including small businesses and women entrepreneurs. The agenda will allow time for questions and discussion.


The webinar will be moderated by Leigh Tomppert, UN Women Coordinator of “Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim” project.


Guest speakers include: Ms. Shirley Machaba, CEO Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Southern Africa and Regional Senior Partner, Southern Africa, and Ms. Anna Amasinde, Manager, Supply Chain Finance at the Housing Finance Bank, Kenya


The details of the webinar are:

  • Tuesday, 26 November 2019; Time: 10:00 to 11:00 (GMT+4 Mauritius time)

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This webinar is being organised and will be hosted by UN Women, supported by the Australian Government, as part of a three-year project on Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim with the collaboration of the IORA Secretariat. In addition to producing new research, the project provides capacity-building activities, including a series of webinars on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), to foster enabling environments for women’s economic empowerment both in the public and the private sectors.


Who can participate?

These webinars are ideally suited for IORA government counterparts and Working Group members, current and potential WEPs signatories from the region, representatives of Chambers of Commerce, women’s business associations, NGOs, entrepreneurs and any other interested individuals from IORA Member States or Dialogue Partners.


IT requirements

Computer equipped with microphone and webcam. High speed internet is encouraged.


For more details see the webinar invitation here.


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