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VideoMay 1, 2018

Empowering Women for Peace: How to Enable Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Inclusion in Conflict-Affected and Forced Displacement Settings

In this event, government leaders from around the world and women entrepreneurs living and working in fragile settings gathered in a conversation on how to overcome immense obstacles to launch and maintain businesses. Among the panelists: Mayor of Baghdad Thikra Alwash, Deputy Minister of International Development Diane Jacovella; Egyptian Minister of Investment and Cooperation Sahar Nasr; Patricia Veringa-Gieskes, CEO of The Job Factory DRC; SheFighter Self-Defense Training founder and entrepreneur Lina Khalifeh of Jordan; and Sigrid Kaag, The Netherlands’ Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The panel was moderated by Financial Times Deputy Editor Roula Khalaf.