An international seminar dedicated to the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was held
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 19 November 2020, an international seminar dedicated to the International Day of Women’s Entrepreneurship was held in the form of videoconference.
The event was organized by the Commission on Gender Equality of the Republic of Uzbekistan in conjunction with the Gender and Economic Integration Group of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Women Entrepreneurs’ Finance Initiative (We-Fi) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).
It was attended by senators, members of the Commission, civil servants of key ministries of Central Asian countries dealing with gender equality, small and medium-sized businesses, economic and financial development, representatives of international organizations and donor agencies. In addition, Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Pierre Heilbronn, Deputy Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Norbert Mumba, General Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (FAW) Ines Murray, international expert of the International Trade Center (ITC) Edison Yap, project manager of the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) Maria Gustafsson took part in the event.
The seminar was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Z. Nizamhodjaev, who in his opening speech spoke about the work carried out in our country to provide comprehensive support to the population, in particular women, to carry out entrepreneurial activities.
In addition, the seminar featured a presentation of international practices in women’s entrepreneurship and best practices in collecting and analyzing detailed data on entrepreneurship at the national level.
In addition, the participants discussed the shortcomings in the systematic collection of gender statistics in the field of entrepreneurship and the possibilities of using finance, as well as issues of accelerated development of women’s entrepreneurship.
Practical recommendations have also been developed for improving legislation for the adoption of a national definition of “women’s entrepreneurship” and for assessing the opportunities for women entrepreneurs to access financial services.