Role of women in economic and social development: EUROMED Invest Academy held in Marrakech

March 31, 2017
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An academy under the theme « Fostering Women leaders – Women in BSOs » was organised earlier this month in Marrakech in the framework of the EU-funded EUROMED Invest project. More than 85 representatives of Business Support Organisations (BSOs) from the Mediterranean region, entrepreneurs, and several stakeholders from the private sector to discuss the role of women in the economic and social development of their own countries.

The EUROMED Invest Academy is a training and exchange of best practices workshop for BSOs aiming at maximising the exchange and improving the quality of services provided to SMEs in the Mediterranean region. The Marrakech academy was an opportunity to share best practices in various BSOs about women entrepreneurs and services provided by BSOs. 

The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress made in achieving gender equality and empowering women in development programs at the regional and national level.

The aim of the EUROMED Invest project is to boost private business and investment within the Euro-Mediterranean region to contribute to inclusive economic development. The project’s activities aim to empower Euro-Med business and investment networks to implement targeted strategies in support of SME development in specific sectors: agri-food, water and alternative energies, tourism, transport and logistics, cultural and creative industries. 

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia