Presentation on theme: "UNDP CO MONTENEGRO UNDP CO MONTENEGRO Gender Programme IPA 2010 Support to Women’s Entrepreneurship Sub Regional Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion."— Presentation transcript:
UNDP CO MONTENEGRO UNDP CO MONTENEGRO Gender Programme IPA 2010 Support to Women’s Entrepreneurship Sub Regional Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion Sub Regional Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion 16. – 17. April 2015. Skopje, Macedonia
UNDP MONTENEGRO GENDER PROGRAMME FIELDS OF WORK Violence in family and violence against women Political Empowerment of Women Women’s Entrepreneurship Partners EU Delegation to Montenegro Department for Gender Equality, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights Parliamentarian Committee for Gender Equality CSOs, Local Authorities Resources and time-lines 2010 – 2014 Budget 778,000.00 Euro
UNDP Montenegro Gender Programme Women’s Entrepreneurship Study on women's entrepreneurial potential in Montenegro Assessment of finance institutions policies NGOs, business associations & experts Local campaign and follow up assessment of women’s entrepreneurial ideas, capacities, educational needs Tailored trainings for women Business plans development, municipality support and networking APPROACH
Local level - awareness raising and education on women's entrepreneurship potential in 4 pilot municipalities Field work –motivational campaign with CSOs and local community to mobilize participants, potential women entrepreneurs (168 participants involved) Capacity building –the ideas & needs assessments findings followed up with tailored programs (138 women took active part in educational packages) Business Plans – In total 60 women developed business plan were 54 business plans + 6 start-ups predominantly in services, tourism, production (food and souvenirs) Local Support Plans for Women's Business Plans – local authorities commited to support 54 women's business plans Networking – with other women entrepreneurs, business associations, development agencies resulted with financial support to 34 businesses plans UNDP Montenegro Piloting the multi institutional approach
Women entrepreneurs in action UNDP MONTENEGRO Open Women's Entrepreneurship Day Portal of Women Entrepreneurs www.zenski-biznis.com
Ownership of national and local stakeholders and CSOs Synergy with other activities on women’s empowerment in the country Evidence based advocacy work for gender aware policy design Capacity development from individual to institutional bases, creating demand Addressing and including most disadvantaged groups of women Enable information and knowledge exchange at all levels Policy impact – new credit lines for women introduced by the State Investment Development Fund UNDP Montenegro Gender Programme Women’s Entrepreneurship PRINCIPLES
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