On October 7th and 8th 2017, the Egyptian capital will host the launch of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) by MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme which aims at increasing women’s economic potential and participation to build more inclusive and prosperous societies.
The foundation will be present at the launch event which will bring together high-level MENA and OECD policy makers and representatives from business, academia and civil society to exchange experiences and advance concrete actions for policy reform.
The event will also include the release of OCED (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)’s latest publications on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Selected MENA Countries: The Impact of Legal Frameworks in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
Participants will be addressing critical issues such as: equal access to economic opportunities, challenges in implementing legal reforms, gendered data collection, and achieving Sustainable Development Goals and benefit from the input of reputed experts from other regional and international organisations.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.