OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum Videos



June 2012 - Governments in the Middle East and North Africa are faced with the challenge of reducing structural unemployment and creating urgently needed jobs for the large number of new labour market entrants. Accelerating women's economic participation could catalyse enterprise development in the region.


Ambassador Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, underlines the need to pursue concrete solutions to build women entrepreneurs' capacity. 

Ambassador Verveer's message to the OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum, 26 March 2012

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Neveen El Tahri, Egypt's "First Lady of Banking", discusses challenges to women entrepreneurs and encourages targeted measures to overcome them.  


H.E. Minister Nizar Baraka, Former Moroccan Minister of Economic and General Affairs, says that women are the key to job creation and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa.



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