Ministerial Roundtable on Entrepreneurship

25 Oct 2018
Room XX

Ministerial Roundtable on Entrepreneurship

Part I: Entrepreneurship Policy: Challenges and Results

Developing entrepreneurship is a key element of strategies that support the attainment of the SDGs, particularly SDG9, to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. In this high-level event, organized with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and i4Policy, ministers will share lessons from various strategies, including innovative solutions, with a view towards developing models that can be adopted and adapted to individual countries’ needs.

Issues for the debate:

  • Key elements of successful entrepreneurship development strategies
  • Innovative solutions for strategy development and implementation
  • Special needs dimensions


Part II: Celebration of 30 years of Empretec

UNCTAD’s Empretec programme has been engaged in entrepreneurs’ motivation and skills development in 40 countries since 1988, using a behavioural approach to entrepreneurship. Its impact has proved effective for a vast range of target audiences in advanced and less developed economies. Over the past three decades, Empretec has continuously demonstrated high impact by contributing to sustainable development and inclusive growth.

Issues for the debate:

  • Key success factors of Empretec and comparative advantages vis-à-vis other entrepreneurship programmes
  • Measuring Empretec impact
  • Way forward to further strengthen Empretec

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Event Manager: Ms. Fiorina Mugione
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H.E. Mr. Christopher Yaluma

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the Republic of Zambia

H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Mr. Matia Kasaija

Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda

Ms. Heloisa Menezes

Technical Director of SEBRAE /Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas), Brazil

H.E. Mr. José Ramón Valente

Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Chile

Ms. Armgard Wippler

Deputy Director General for SME Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Mr. Alejandro Delgado Ayala

President, National Institute for Entrepreneurship, Mexico

H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain

Mr. Jonathan Ortmans

Founder and President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)