Linking Women to Markets: A Closer Look at Women's Market Readiness
This webinar will explore different approaches of linking women to markets in the context of market systems and private sector development programming as well as some of the examples and lessons coming out of the AWEF Jordan country program, the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Platform, and ACDI/VOCA’s program supporting women in agribusiness. The discussion will examine practical lessons of different approaches for promoting women’s access to markets, specifically examining the extent to which women require training, capacity building, and safeguarding measures to reduce risks such as exploitation. Speakers will showcase how different approaches can work effectively in diverse contexts as well as the implications for replication, sustainability, and scale.
This webinar is the second event in a two-year learning series: "In Practice: Women's Economic Empowerment in Market Systems," which will feature a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions, and practitioner briefs, followed by an in-person learning event. The learning partnership is brought to you by the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) together with DAI Europe, MarketShare Associates, the SEEP Network, and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
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Reham Gharbiyeh has worked with public, private sectors and donors such as EU, USAID, DFID for the past 20 years, with a particular focus on employment, enterprise innovation, and women’s economic
Anna Mori works for the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, and is responsible for developing key partnerships and advancing the #SheT
Heather L. Bateman has nine years' experience in business development, socially responsible investing, and business advisory in emerging markets.
Fiona Shera has over 20 years of experience in international development covering economic management, trade, regional integration and private sector development.