The “Arab-African Conference for BusinessWomen” is meeting in Marrakech February 13-14.
By Amal El Attaq
The conference is meeting under the theme of “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Supporting Women Entrepreneurs.”
AMDIE, in partnership with the Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development (AUIED), has scheduled several issues to discuss during the event.
The conference will focus on Arab and African government support to strengthen women entrepreneurship, best practices, use of innovation in improving women entrepreneurs’ role in economic development, women’s participation in business, and financial constraints in entrepreneurship.
The event’s goal is to raise awareness of women’s entrepreneurship and enable women to become more visible in every sector of the economy.
It also aims to give women entrepreneurs the opportunity to create, discuss, and gain modern ideas so as “to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with other entrepreneurs in general and with women entrepreneurs in Morocco and Arab-African countries in particular.”
Additionally, the conference will address prospects “for cooperation between Arab and African business women through partnerships and collaboration.”
The conference will also shed light on the successful experiences of Arab and African countries in the field of women’s economic empowerment, and businesswomen will have the opportunity to share their entrepreneurial experiences.
At the end, the conference will publicize a manifesto to formalize all their commitments to achieve sustainable development goals.
Moroccan and foreign ministers, 200 businesswomen and men, investors, representatives of international institutions, governments, universities, and NGOs will also attend the conference.
Launched on December 20, 2017, AMDIE aims to implement the government’s strategy to promote and encourage domestic and foreign investments and exports of goods and services, as well as supporting economic actors.