Invitation to the Lab Debate on Women Empowerment in Green Business Development
By exploring ways of empowering women as drivers of sustainable growth and job creation, and getting engaged in greening economies, the session focusses on women and environment, and women in the urban space and in rural development.
The EU SWITCH programme funds projects focusing on green entrepreneurship in both peri-urban and rural areas.
The session will gather the experiences of women who took ownership of their businesses and used their power to promote green growth models that have benefitted their local economies, created decent jobs and positively impacted on their families.
The debate will highlight further needs of women to be engaged in private sector development and their role in shaping future lifestyles. DEVCO Unit C2 is actively supporting the organisation of the session.
Moderator Jens Kristian Norgaard (SWITCH to Green Facility)
Speakers Ms. Chantal Marijnissen, Head of Unit DEVCO C2
Mr. Peter Repinski, Head of Societal Transitions Unit, Stockholm Environment Institute
Ms. GoharKhojayan, Head of Communications, Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment
Ms. Eunice Ayugi, Sesame Farmer, SWITCH Africa Green project – “Sesame – Green Jobs Uganda”
Ms. NardjessMokhtari, Founder of Atelier le Printemps, Textile Company – Algeria
Ms. Su Mon Thair, Project Manager, Smart Myanmar, SWITCH-Asia
Mr. Thibaut Portevin, Policy Officer, Green Economy, DEVCO C2
Interventions Ms. BurcuTuncer, Team Leader, Networking and Partnerships, Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)
Ms. Chang Yan,Associate Programme Officer, ConsumptionandProduction Unit, UN Environment
Mr. Charles Arden-Clarke, Head of the Secretariat of the One Planet Network (10YFP), UN Environment
Lab Debate ‘Women Empowerment in Green Business Development’
Brussels, European Development Days 2018
Wednesday June 6, 2018
13:00 to 14:15
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Jens Kristian Nørgaard (Key Expert SWITCH to Green)
Isabelle Demolin (Communication Expert SWITCH to Green)