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Central Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group Second Meeting


On April 13-15, CLDP organized the second meeting of Central Asia Regional Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group. The three-day virtual meeting gathered private sector women entrepreneurs from the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan, as well as experts from U.S. government agencies, international NGOs, and local companies. The meeting addressed: (1) Covid-19’s impact on women-owned small businesses globally and in the region; (2) the benefits of digital commerce platforms during the Covid-19 crisis; and (3) further development of Central Asia Regional Women’s Business Agenda. The interactive meeting included recommendations to address legislative gaps and industry policy that impact women-owned businesses, as it relates to the digital trade framework and to challenges for effective business operation in the region. 

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