Libya: Awards ceremony of the Women Entrepreneurs Contest

January 29, 2020
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In the framework of the project ”European Union for Private Sector in Libya (EU4PSL)”, funded by the European Union, 12 Libyan women entrepreneurs across Libya were awarded a prize of 5000 euros each at the awards ceremony “Women Entrepreneurs Contest” held in Tunis. In total 30 women from all regions of Libya participated in the contest, with innovative and creative business ideas. The winning business ideas cover organic foods, ceramics, waste management, photography, services, dental prothesis, organic soaps and finally paramedical assistance.

The contest took place in the context of EUPSL’s component on supporting women’s economic empowerment in Libya, with a set of activities including capacity building, mentoring and seed funding. The 30 participants of this event will continue to benefit from a one full year of capacity building from local civil society organizations who have partnered with EU4PSL.

The event was attended by prominent Libyan stakeholders, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Libya and many other esteemed partners and guests whose presence supports the importance of entrepreneurship as a tool to restart the Libyan economy and empower women.


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EU Delegation to Libya – website and Facebook page

Countries covered:

  • Libya