“Advancing the Cairo Agenda: Entrepreneurship, Education and Gender Equality in the Muslim World” – Wednesday, April 28

written by On April 19, 2010 in 2010-2016, Uncategorized, WIIS Blog
The United Nations Development Program & The Academy for Educational Development

invite you to

An International Forum in Support of The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

“Advancing the Cairo Agenda: Entrepreneurship, Education and Gender Equality in the Muslim World”


Soraya Salti, Regional Director, INJAZ Al-Arab; and Summit Delegate (invited)
Helmy Abouleish, CEO, Sekem Group; and Summit Delegate (invited)
Tamara Wittes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
May Rihani, Senior Vice President, Academy for Educational Development
Adel Abdellatif, Chief, Regional Program Division, Bureau for Arab States, UNDP
Host: Stephen Moseley, President, Academy for Educational Development
Moderator: David Yang, Senior Advisor, Washington Office, UNDP

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
(to be followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.)

Academy Hall, Academy for Educational Development
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor

In his landmark “New Beginning” speech in Cairo last June, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would host a Summit on Entrepreneurship “to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.” President Obama, together with the Department of State and the Department of Commerce, will convene the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington on April 26 and 27. Delegates from over 40 countries on five continents will participate.

In this UNDP-AED international forum, we will explore how President Obama’s Cairo priorities of entrepreneurship, education and gender equality intersect. In particular, our panelists will discuss how educational reform in the Muslim world can produce a new generation of women and men committed to business and social entrepreneurship.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 26, to [email protected]

(Note: The U.S. Government has invited its external partners to convene independent but related events on April 28 and 29.)

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