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Young Women Entrepreneurs as Drivers of SDGs

The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) held the Yung Women Entrepreneurs as Drivers of SDGs, 4-Day ONLINE Program jointly organized with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and other OIC and international institutions, on the 14-17th September 2020.

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The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum will be holding the YOUNG WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AS DRIVERS OF SDGS, 4-Day ONLINE PROGRAM jointly organized with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and other OIC and international institutions, on the 14-17th September 2020.
The program serves as a platform to address the vital role of young women entrepreneurs in driving growth and SDG. It also highlights the key role of institutions in enhancing opportunities and further strengthening cooperation with regards to further boosting women’s entrepreneurial opportunities.
The program entails a special focus on the role of young entrepreneurs as core benefactors, and benefactresses within sustainable development schemes. Attention to various programs and initiatives aiming to enhance cooperation on young women entrepreneurship, capacity-building, and partnership enhancement is crucial in the way of effectively impacting regional policies and programs and the overall SDG agenda.

The Idea

The program is purposed at (a) sharing good practices on infrastructures and ecosystems, (b) highlighting institutional efforts and initiatives for young women entrepreneurs, and (c) encouraging policy trends on the sustainable growth of female entrepreneurial inclusion. Online YWE as drivers of SDGS program objectives •Sharing good practices on infrastructures and ecosystems, •Highlighting institutional efforts and initiatives for young women entrepreneurs, •Encouraging policy trends on sustainable growth of female entrepreneurial inclusion. •Developing the skills, capacities, and confidence of young women entrepreneurs, •Addressing key points related to the infrastructure and echo systems for women economic empowerment for sustainable development, •Highlighting financing and microfinancing young women entrepreneurs’ initiatives, explore current conditions, problems and challenges encountering women’s roles in and contributions to sustainable development of their communities, •Promoting women’s best practices, successful experiences and policy models pertaining to the course of sustainable development.

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H.E Ruhsar Pekcan
Minister of Trade of Turkey
Ruhsar Pekcan graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1980 and completed her graduate studies at the same faculty. Pekcan started her professional career at Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) in 1981 and served as General Manager an...
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H.E Dr. Fehmida Mirza
Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination of Pakistan
Fahmida Mirza is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, in office since 20 August 2018. She served as the 18th and only women Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan from March 2008 to June 2013. Previously, she was a member of the Nati...
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Ms. Maha Akeel
OIC General Secretariat
Maha Akeel is the Managing Editor of the quarterly magazine, OIC Journal, issued by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the UN with 57 member states and is the collective voice of the Muslim world. The OIC Journal refle...
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Dr. Hashim Hussein
Head of UNIDO-ITPO
Dr Hashim S. Hussein is the Head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – Investment and Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO-ITPO) and Director of the Arab International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Investment Training (ARCEIT) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He holds a PhD (Hono...
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Mr. Taha Ayhan
ICYF President
H. E. Mr. Taha Ayhan, the President of ICYF, took office on 1st January 2019. He graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He continued EU Master Programme about EU Relations in Vrije Universiteit in Brussels. He studied Administ...
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Ms. Agatha Johnson
President & CEO of ADONAI VENTURES, Sierra Leone
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Policy Analysis, Risk Management, Analytical Skills, and Government. Strong business development professional graduated from Various Training on ICT.
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Ms. Mayssa Ghawas
Owner Play works, Bahrain
Designer of customized furniture, interior, and creator personal Spaces for work or play.
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Ms. Simay Dinc
Founder, Recontact Istanbul/London
Simay is the co-founder of Recontact Games She is a passionate gamer & game producer of the award-winning cinematographic mobile games series, Recontact. Recontact: Istanbul, integrated video art in games, was chosen to be the best mobile game of Turkey by Apple in 2015. One of the most ...
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H.E. Safia Boly
Former Minister for Private Investment, Enterprises and National Entrepreneurship, Mali
Minister Safia Boly has spent fourteen years at the United Nations working on improving the management and governance of peacekeeping funds. She ran the UN’s first shared service center established in Uganda to provide efficient support to UN missions in Africa. In August 2018, she returned to he...
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Ms. Sharia Walker
Senior Youth Development Specialist, Women and Youth Empowerment Division, IsDB
Youth Development specialist, accredited mediator, strategic negotiator, academic-practitioner, and an experienced conflict resolution specialist with extensive expertise in the areas of alternative dispute resolution systems, assessment tools, curriculum's, outreach programs, and training. A ski...
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Dr. Cem Tintin
Senior Researcher, SESRIC
He has more than ten-year research and consultancy experience in international trade, finance, tourism, economic integration, economic growth, and development. He presented his papers and delivered keynote lectures at several international conferences and workshops such as in Dubai, Brussels, Par...
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Ms Ibukun Awosika