19:03 uur 13-02-2018

Vrouwenemancipatie en innovatie staan centraal op World Government Summit 2018

  • Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative streeft naar fonds van 1 miljard dollar voor steun aan MKB-bedrijven met vrouwelijke baas 
  • Arianna Huffington roept vrouwen op vorm te geven aan de wereld die ze voor de toekomst willen
  • 26 innovatieve projecten gelanceerd die Dubai de nieuwe eeuw in loodsen

DUBAI, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken en Internationale Samenwerking heeft in samenwerking met de Wereldbank en zusterorganisatie International Finance Corporation het Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) gelacneerd. Dat gebeurde op dag twee van de zesde World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.

Het We-Fi Initiative streeft ernaar meer dan 1 miljard dollar op te halen voor de financiële ondersteuning van MKB-bedrijven waar vrouwen aan het hoofd staan. Bij de lancering zei hare excellentie Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimi, minister voor Internationale Samenwerking: “De resultaten die vrouwen uit de Emiraten hebben geboekt, kunnen als inspiratie dienen voor veel vrouwen in ontwikkelingslanden. Dit evenement laat zien hoe het steunen van vrouwelijke ondernemers economieën sterker en veerkrachtiger maakt.”

 

 

Women Empowerment, Innovation Take Center Stage at World Government Summit 2018

  • Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative aims to raise over US$1 billion to support female-led SMEs
  • Arianna Huffington urges women to redesign the world they want to inherit
  • 26 innovation-driven projects launched to propel Dubai into next century

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the World Bank and its sister organization, the International Finance Corporation, launched the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.

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Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, sp ...

Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, speaking at the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. (Photo: AETOSWire)

The We-Fi Initiative aims to raise more than US$1 billion in financing to support female-led SMEs around the world. During the launch, Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, said: “The achievements of Emirati women can serve as an inspiration for women in many developing countries. This event showcases how supporting women entrepreneurs makes economies stronger and more resilient.”

In a session entitled ‘The Third Women’s Revolution’, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, said: “We’re changing the world that men have designed, including a workplace culture that views long hours and sleep deprivation as proxies of dedication. It is not sustainable. Women end up paying an even higher price for their participation in the workforce. Women should not have to choose between success and the well-being of themselves or their families.”

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, launched Dubai 10X 2.0, phase two of a project that aims to place Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities by calling on all Dubai government entities to embrace disruptive innovation. Some 26 creative initiatives across fields as diverse as energy, education and logistics, proposed by local government entities, will be implemented over the next 24 months. The first phase of Dubai 10X saw the launch of 160 projects in 2017.

In line with its drive to make Dubai one of the smartest and most sustainable cities in the world, the Dubai government also announced its plans to launch a new satellite to monitor and collect data on the UAE. The satellite will evaluate various environmental factors, such as marine conditions and air quality.

*Source: AETOSWire

 

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