On August 28, 2019, UN Women will organize a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7.
In recognition of the critical role played by women’s entrepreneurship in empowering women, creating jobs, boosting inclusive economic growth, and ending poverty, the side event will bring together African and Japanese women entrepreneurs, senior officials and women economic empowerment champions to discuss the “Return on investment in women economic empowerment in Japan and Africa”.

Moderated by Letty Chiwara, UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Africa Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa, the panel will serve as a sharing platform for women entrepreneurs from Africa and Japan to facilitate the creation of innovative business partnerships and opportunities. Panelists include: Mame Khary Diene, CEO of Bioessence Laboratories, Nigest Haile, Founder and Executive Director of Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment; Yukari Hara, Founder and CEO of SKYAH Co., Ltd.; Ntsiki Biyela, South African winemaker and businesswoman.

Opening and keynote statements will be made by Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director a.i. UN Women WCARO; Kae Ishikawa, Director Japan Liaison Office; and a representative of the
Japanese Cabinet Office.
Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall B
Registration: https://forms.gle/4gveRRXwd6Xw...
Languages: English, Japanese
Participation: Free
Capacity: 200 people