Women Entrepreneurship Open Day

May 26, 2014

What: One-day event “Women Entrepreneurship Open Day” will be organized jointly by the Gender Programme IPA 2010[1], Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce, Montenegrin Employers Federation and Montenegro Business Alliance. The main aim of the event is to enable direct contact and cooperation between representatives of business sector and women who are starting their own businesses, in order to facilitate networking, information sharing and expression of interests for financing some of 55 business plans that will be presented at the event. Business plans were developed by women from 4 municipalities in Montenegro – Cetinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac and Pljevlja.  

The event will be opened by:
Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro
Suad Numanović, Minister for Human and Minority Rights in the Government of Montenegro
Dawn Adie Baird, Representative of the EU Delegation to Montenegro

Where:  Hotel Ramada, 2nd floor Millennium hall, Save Kovacevica 74, Podgorica
When:  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00h

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Business plans that will be presented at this event are the result of work of a group of women who participated in the Gender Programme activities for economic empowerment of women in 2013 and 2014.  Women were trained and mentored to upgrade their entrepreneurship skills, to establish networks and to develop business plans. Areas of special interest for future entrepreneurs are agro-tourism, production of food and production of souvenirs. Partners in realization of this event are also Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije, as well as Business Start-up Center Bar.

Women Entrepreneurship Open Day will be an opportunity for business sector, international business associations, international organizations and wider Montenegrin public to have an insight in entrepreneurial potential of women in Montenegro. This will also be an opportunity to showcase the results of this programme in order to point out the necessity for development of new, gender sensitive mechanisms for development of women entrepreneurship, which can contribute to economic prosperity and balanced social development.

Contact information

Sanja Elezović, Technical Advisor, Gender Programme, UNDP in Montenegro
Tel: ++382 20 447 443, Cell: ++382 69 055 863
E-mail: sanja.elezovic@undp.org; Web: www.gendermontenegro.me

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