UN Women Official Side Event at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Date : August 28, 2019 Time : 10:30 am - 12 pm Venue : Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall B Registration : https://forms.gle/4gveRRXwd6Xw7kbr5 Languages : English, Japanese Participation : Free Capacity : 200 people     On August 28, 2019, UN Women will organize a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7. In recognition of the critical role played by women’s entrepreneurship in empowering women, creating jobs,...
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 28 August 2019 | Start time: 10:30 UTC09:00
End date: 28 August 2019 | End time: 12:30 UTC09:00

Location: Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall B, Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall B

Event description

Flyer side event

Date: August 28, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Venue: Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall B

Registration: https://forms.gle/4gveRRXwd6Xw7kbr5

Languages: English, Japanese

Participation: Free

Capacity: 200 people

 

 

On August 28, 2019, UN Women will organize a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7.

In recognition of the critical role played by women’s entrepreneurship in empowering women, creating jobs, boosting inclusive economic growth, and ending poverty, the side event will bring together African and Japanese women entrepreneurs, senior officials and women economic empowerment champions to discuss the “Return on investment in women economic empowerment in Japan and Africa”.

Moderated by Letty Chiwara, UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Africa Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa, the panel will serve as a sharing platform for women entrepreneurs from Africa and Japan to facilitate the creation of innovative business partnerships and opportunities. Panelists include: Mame Khary Diene, CEO of Bioessence Laboratories, Nigest Haile, Founder and Executive Director of Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment; Yukari Hara, Founder and CEO of SKYAH Co., Ltd.; Ntsiki Biyela, South African winemaker and businesswoman.

Opening and keynote statements will be made by Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director a.i. UN Women WCARO; Kae Ishikawa, Director Japan Liaison Office; and a representative of the

Japanese Cabinet Office.

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Agenda

10:30 - 10:45

Opening Session: Welcome and Keynote Statements

• Welcome by Kae Ishikawa, Director Japan Liaison Office

• Statement of Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director a.i. UN Women WCARO

• Keynote Statement- Cabinet Office

 

10:45 - 11:30

Panel: Return on Investment in Women’s Economic Empowerment in Japan and Africa

Moderator: Letty Chiwara, UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Africa Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa

Panelists:

  • Mame Khary Diene, Agribusiness Consultant, CEO of Bioessence Laboratories and Exporter to Japan
  • Nigest Haile, Founder and Executive Director of Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) from Ethiopia
  • Yukari Hara, Founder and CEO of SKYAH Co., Ltd. and MY DREAM.org in Ghana
  • Ntsiki Biyela, South African winemaker and businesswoman, Founder of Aslina wines

11:30- 11:50

Open Discussions

11:50- 12:00

Closing session

• Closing remarks by Kae Ishikawa, Director of UN Women Japan Liaison Office

• Photo session

• Networking

 

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