Leaders of CA female associations shared their experience in attracting qualified, motivated and ambitious female entrepreneurs, and discussed best strategies to involve and support SMEs led by women and help them recover from COVID-19. The list of speakers included representatives of the EBRD, UNDP, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
“It’s great to have organizations providing support to women in business, specifically during the pandemic. It is so encouraging to see close cooperation in the region and to share best practices,” said one female participant.
The Discussion Club was founded by the Forum of Women Leaders of Central Asia, an informal coalition of female leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan established one year ago to advocate and strengthen the role of all women in promoting sustainable development, peace and security in the region. The Forum’s founding meeting on 23 December 2020 was hosted by the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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