15 OCTOBER 2015

Venue: Expo Media Center (Entrance Triulza or Fiorenza)

10.00 Registration of Participants

10.30

Opening Session “Promoting women economic empowerment in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, State of Palestine and Tunisia”

ModeratorMonica Carcò, Chief Investment and Technology Unit, UNIDO

Emma Bonino, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and founder of No Peace Without Justice, Italy

Mohamed- Lamine Dhaoui, UNIDO Director Business, Investment and Technology Service Branch   

H.E. Samira Merai, Minister of Women Affairs, Tunisia

H.E. Hussein Al Hajj Hassan, Minister of Industry, Lebanon

Giampaolo Cantini, Director General of the Italian Development Cooperation, Italy

11.30

Session “The importance of national, regional and international networks to promote women economic empowerment”

ChairEmma Bonino, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and founder of No Peace Without Justice, Italy 

Paola Ravacchioli, European Investment Bank – MENA Region

Delphine Borione, Deputy Secretary General for Social and Civil Affairs, Union for the Mediterranean 

Anna Zattoni, General Manager of Valore D, Italy

Marta Marti Carrera, Chair, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Committee of Business Europe 

Elena Vasco, Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, Italy

Q&A

13.00 Lunch
14.00

Roundtable discussion on “Women entrepreneurship in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, State of Palestine and Tunisia”

 

ChairBianca Pomeranzi, Gender Expert Italian Cooperation Department, United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (UNCEDAW) member

Keynote Speakers:

Soukeina Bouraoui, CEO, Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (Cawtar), Tunisia

Annamaria Simonazzi, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, President of the Foundation Scientific Committee

Serena Romano, President and Founder Corrente Rosa

14.30

Panel 1: The experience in Jordan, Lebanon and the State of Palestine 

ChairBianca Pomeranzi, Gender Expert Italian Cooperation Department, United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (UNCEDAW) member

Pierre Omran, Focal Point Ministry of Industry, Lebanon

H.E. Hana Uraidi, Executive Director of Jordan Enterprises for Economic Development, JEDCO (tbc)

Alia Farhat, The Lebanese Association for Development, Al Majmoua

Doa Wadi, Business Women Forum - (BWF), Palestine

15.30 Q&A
16.00

Panel 2: The Experience in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

ChairHaifa Najjar, Senator and President of Business & Professional Women, Amman (BPW-A), Jordan

Hala El Shawarby, Head of Development Projects Council, Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs, Egypt

Shereen Allam, Association for Women’s Total Advancement and Development (AWTAD), Egypt

Asmaa Morine, Association des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Maroc (AFEM), Morocco

Sana Ghenima, Femme and Leadership – (F&L), Tunisia

Emanuele Santi, Lead Strategy Advisor at African Development Bank (ADB)

17.00 Q&A
17.30

Recommendations and Closing Remarks

Monica Carcò, Chief Investment and Technology Unit, UNIDO

Doa Wadi, Business Women Forum (BWF), Palestine

H.E. Samira Merai, Minister of Women Affairs, Tunisia

 

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