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Draft program 8 9 may 2014

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Draft program 8 9 may 2014

  1. 1. International Research and Policy Seminar Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship: Which Policies & Practices Work Best? 8 & 9 May 2014 DRAFT PROGRAM
  2. 2. Program 8 May 2014 08:00 – 09:00 Registration PLENARY SESSION 1 09:00 – 09:20 Opening and welcome by Prof. Wim Naudé ( MsM) and Prof. Wynand Bodewes (MC4E) 09:20 – 10:15 Are female entrepreneurs the new heroes of the developing economy? Advancing the debate of business performance, growth and development from a feminist perspective. 10:15 – 10:45 Break (Refreshments served in the Business Lounge) 10:45 – 12:15 3 Parallel Sessions, 9 papers / presentations 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch PLENARY SESSION 2 13:15 – 14.30 What works and what not in Women Entrepreneurship Development? Strategies, policies and practices of private sector development programs in support of women entrepreneurs in developing countries. 14:30 – 16:00 3 Parallel Sessions, 9 papers / presentations 16:00 – 16:15 Break (Refreshments served in the Business Lounge) PLENARY SESSION 3 16:15 – 17:15 ROUNDTABLE ON WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSIVE BUSINESS. IS FINANCING ENOUGH? Organized by ICCO-Cooperation together with BoP Innovation Centre and Yente 19:00: Conference Dinner (invited guests only) 9 May 2014 PLENARY SESSION 1 09:00 – 10.15 Gender Dynamics in Innovative Funding Mechanisms and Market Driven Development Programs. Impact and Potential for Women Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries? 10:15 – 10.30 Break (Refreshments served in the Business Lounge) 10:30 – 12:00 3 Parallel Sessions, 6 papers / presentations 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  3. 3. 3 PLENARY SESSION 2 13:00 – 14:00 Women Entrepreneurs in Danger Zones. Practical Implications for Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurial intentions and Abilities During War. 14:00 – 15:30 2 Parallel Sessions, 4 papers 15:30 – 16:00 Break (Refreshments served in the Business Lounge) PLENARY SESSION 3 16:00 – 17:00 ROUNDTABLE SESSION: IS THE FUTURE OF EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FEMALE? Policy and Research Recommendations for Women’s Entrepreneurship Promotion. Chair: Wim Naudé 17.00 Closure and Good Bye Cocktails

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