On February 14th, the Women in Business of Algeria Association (WIBA) participated in a seminar entitled "Evolution of female entrepreneurship in the MENA region" organized by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs (SEVE). ) in Algiers.
Representatives of several associations from Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Germany also took part in this meeting, which was an excellent opportunity to raise the various issues directly or indirectly related to women’s entrepreneurship, especially in the presence of several officials such as the Minister of Industry and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, who inaugurated the seminar, the President of the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH), Fafa Benzerrouki, and Director General of the Fund of Credit Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (FGAR), Khaled Abderraouf.
On the sidelines of the seminar, FGAR and SEVE signed a framework agreement to facilitate access to bank financing for women heads of small and medium-sized enterprises, members of SEVE.
On the other hand, WIBA celebrated the International Women’s Day by organizing a mentoring picnic to encourage women entrepreneurs or project holders of Setif to start their own businesses and emancipate themselves economically.
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.