Striving for Sustainable Impact: The Role of Entrepreneurship in Closing Myanmar’s Gender Gaps

Event details
  • September 15th, 2020, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Country: Online, Myanmar


You’re cordially invited to

“Striving for Sustainable Impact: The Role of Entrepreneurship in Closing Myanmar’s Gender Gaps”

15 September 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am (GMT +6:30)

via Zoom

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Join us for the launch of the Gender Equality in Myanmar (GEM) report and initiative hosted by The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs (EME), and Support Her Enterprise (SHE).

This interactive online webinar will start with an introduction of the first report of its kind by SPF, EME, and SHE, on innovative business models to improve women’s and girl’s livelihood in Myanmar. This report explores the challenges and opportunities for women-focused impact-orientated startups and small growing businesses (SGBs) in Myanmar to develop their business while contributing to the closing of gender gaps in a sustainable way.

The session will conclude with a showcase of selected Myanmar-based startups and SGBs that are developing innovative solutions to improve women’s and girl’s livelihoods in Myanmar. This participatory session will enable members of the audience to contribute to the selection of up to three startups to develop innovative solutions to pilot in the country.

Event Agenda:

09:00 AM – Welcome Remarks

  • Fai Wechayachai, East & South East Asia Regional Chapter Manager, Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs
  • Lily Yu, Senior Advisor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

09:05 AM – Report Launch – “The Role of Entrepreneurship to Close Myanmar’s Gender Gaps”

  • Celia Boyd, Managing Director, SHE Investments
  • Matt Viner, Investment Manager, Emerging Market Entrepreneurs

09:40 AM – Initiative Launch & SGBs showcase – “a showcase of selected Myanmar-based startups and SGBs that are developing innovative solutions to improve women’s and girl’s livelihoods in Myanmar”

  • Ayaka Matsuno, Director of Gender Investment and Innovation Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

10.25 AM –  Closing & Evaluation

  • Fai Wechayachai, East & South East Asia Regional Chapter Manager, Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs