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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? 


This was 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 focused on implementing Women’s Empowerment Principle 5: Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices. Guest speakers were 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 webinar was moderated by Leigh Tomppert, UN Women Coordinator of “Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim” project.


Guest speakers included: 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 


A recording of this webinar is available here.


This webinar was organised and 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.


The full list of activities under the IORA-UN Women partnership, supported by the Government of Australia, is available here.


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