Private Sector Development and Gender Dialogue

Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Amphitheatre
Translation: English, French

Discussants from the private sector, government, UN organizations and non-governmental organizations will share innovative approaches and best practice initiatives to advancing women’s participation in the private sector, including access to sustainable finance. Women entrepreneurs will briefly present their business cases and receive expert feedback from a panel of investors and banking representatives.

Opening remarks

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General


  • Ms. Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya, Kenya
  • Ms. Liliane Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Netherlands
  • Ms. Lisa Kubiske, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development, US Department of State , United States
  • Mr. Charles John Mwijage, Minister of Trade,  Industry and Investment, Ministry of Trade,  Industry,  and Investment, Tanzania
  • Ms. Maria Arena, Member, European Parliament, Belgium
  • Ms. Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, United States
  • Ms. Bisila Bokoko, Global Ambassador, Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project, United States
  • Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Switzerland
  • Ms. Maria Andrea Nallim, CEO, Empretec Network, Argentina
  • Ms. Fatou Gaye, CEO, Empretec Network, The Gambia
  • Ms. Aline Wong, CEO, Empretec Network, Mauritius
  • Ms. Joyce Kyalema, CEO, Empretec Network, Uganda
  • Ms. Tran Thi, CEO, Empretec Network, Viet Nam